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Archive for October 2014

What to Know About the Federal Pell Grant

20 dollar bills - Pell Grant

It’s no secret that student loans not only inherently carry a huge financial burden.  Without a cushy, high-income job at the get-go of your career, students are forced to deal with years of monthly payments, potentially tallying up to 20 years or more.  Your instinct is likely to avoid loans like the plague.  Thankfully, other…

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Be the “Starving Student” No More: 5 Money-Saving Tips

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With the massive expenses tied to college attendance, it’s no wonder the “starving student” stereotype remains prevalent.  For any student, stashing away an extra $20 per week or even cutting down needed expenses dime for dime is a crucial factor in surviving today’s high-cost environment. Use these tips to help ease the financial pressure from…

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Jump the Scholarship Hurdle with Automatic Merit Aid

Athlete Jumping Over a Hurdle

Gasping for air as you reach for perfect scholarships?  Sounds dramatic, but the hunt for scholarships leads to an overdose of information and resources. As students sift through the thousands of offered by various companies, organizations, and private donors, they may very well feel akin to a drowning victim.  While it’s necessary to wade through…

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