Posts Tagged ‘college scholarships’

Student Loans 101

November 27, 2012

Student Loans 101.

Paying for college is an overwhelming concern for families with students heading to college.  First, every parent needs to fill out the FAFSA online.  This can be submitted anytime after January 1, 2013.  If you have a student who is applying to private colleges or universities, you should also fill out the CSS form.  Financial aid is a combination of  scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.  Families need to know the best loans available if they need additional help with college expenses.

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How to Pay for College: 5 Places to Look for College Scholarships

February 6, 2012

Scholarships are like free money for college.  They often take some time and effort but they can help you pay for college.  Here are 5 places to look:

First, check out scholarships that can be found in your high school college counseling office.

Then, contact each college to which you have applied and ask about any scholarships they may offer.

Next, sign up for some scholarship searches such as scholarships360, fast web, and broke scholar.

Then, check with local and national businesses and organizations like Rotary, parent’s employer, religious affiliations, etc.

Finally, consider special circumstances such as your prospective major, being a minority, or community service.