Paying For College
A Quick Guide to Merit Aid
Merit aid is money given to students from colleges and states based on their achievements, and it could be your ticket to thousands of dollars in money for college. Winning a scholarship can be tough, but a higher percentage of students take home some form of merit aid. Learn about merit aid and how you can take advantage of these programs.
FAFSA: Why You Need it, How to Start
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid could be the most important document you fill out during the entire college search.
Beware of Scholarship Scams
Sadly, there are some people who try to take advantage of students’ need for financial aid. Most financial aid offers are real. But to keep yourself safe, follows these rules to avoid scholarship scams.
Save Money for College With 529 Plans
If you start saving for college now, you can really put your money to work. State sponsored 529 Plans allow students and their families the ability to save on taxes and tuition with these college savings options.
How Do Scholarships Work?
Everyone wants college scholarships. Find out where they come from, who gets them and how the money can be spent.
Paying For College With Armed Forces Service
Members of any branch of the armed forces have a number of government-sponsored financial aid options at their disposal. For many students, military service is a way to see their college goals funded and fulfilled.
Financial Aid 101
Simply knowing the types of financial aid that are available to students can go a long way toward helping you understand your options. Here’s a quick overview.
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