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Show Me the Money! The Where and How of Scholarship Searches

With the average cost of tuition and fees currently averaging $10,116 and $36,801 for in-state public and private colleges respectively, it’s no wonder that families are looking for alternatives to help fund their student’s education.  And while the largest sources of free money for college come from the federal and state governments and the universities themselves, private scholarships do ...
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For Caddies to Vegetarians: Cool and Unique Scholarship Opportunities

Looking for ways to pay for college? While it’s wise to first look at your prospective colleges for available scholarships, there are also quite a few scholarships offered by outside organizations that you might want to check out. The key to this type of search is to think about qualities that are uniquely you, and then make that the focus of your search. This strategy often leads to ...
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Paying for College Through Military Service

One of the many benefits offered to U.S. active duty service personnel and veterans is help with education and training costs. However, weighing your choices and opportunities can be overwhelming with some programs administered by your branch of service and others through the Veteran’s Administration.  There are also outside scholarships specifically for active duty, veterans and dependents. ...
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Demystifying "Outside" Scholarships

Christina Korsvik January 18, 2019 Scholarships
Figuring out how to pay for college is an overwhelming reality for college students and their families. It is the least exciting part of the college application process and causes the most anxiety. Attending a university in the US is expensive, and the cost continues to rise steadily each year. While some students receive federal financial aid or merit-based scholarships from their universities, ...
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Q&A With a Former Admission Director: What Are Colleges Really Looking For?

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