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Category: Financial Aid

Things You Need to Know About Outside Scholarships

When it comes to financial aid for college, there’s something of a loose hierarchy when it comes to funding sources. Loans are undeniable at the bottom. They’re easy to get, but you have to pay them back with interest, and hope you don’t accrue any fees or penalties. Grants and scholarships are often lumped into a category together because they seemingly work the same way. That’s actually a bit of a misconception. However, scholarships are by the most popular and most sought after form of financial aid. That’s why we’d like to share with you a few things you...

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Finding Schools with Free Tuition

The word “free” in relation to acquiring something is usually used as a form of manipulation or deception. While free (when not an outright lie) most often means you don’t have to pay any money for something; you usually find yourself on the hook some other way. Sometimes it’s worth it, sometimes it’s not. With that in mind, let’s discuss a few colleges that offer free tuition to students; and what the actual cost really is. Service Academies This one is pretty cut and dry. If you agree to serve in the American Armed Forces, there are several prestigious...

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Specific Grants that Can Help You Pay for College

You may not hear this from every college advice site you visit, but student loans are to be avoided unless you absolutely need them. Federal student loans are a little better, but private loans will saddle you with harsh debt well beyond your graduation date. Grants are the far more favorable alternative. Grants are money given to you for a specific purpose that you never need to pay back. So long as you use it the way it’s intended, it’s a pure come-up. Federal Grants The federal government offers a few grants that it’s in your best interest to...

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$6,095 in Pell Grants for 2018-2019

When it comes to paying for college, there are worse ways to go than grants. In fact, they are one of the best tools to help meet the financial needs of your education. There are grants out there for just about everything, but the most popular by far is the Pell Grant. The Pell Grant comes from the federal government and is designed specifically to help students pay for their schooling. That’s the basics. Here are a few of the other things you should know about Pell Grants and how they can help you. No Repayment You may hear...

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What You Need to Know to Avoid Loan and Debt Relief Scams

Nobody sets out to get scammed. The fact that the people most vulnerable are those in the most need of help only serves to pour salt in the wound. There are scams all around you. We want you to be able to identify and avoid them. This guide should help with that. Red-Flags Getting tricked by a scam doesn’t make you stupid. Everything is marketed in a way that makes it seem like it can solve your problems, that’s how marketing works. There is a general rule of thumb you can go by, however: Nobody is going to go...

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