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Winning A Scholarship

Although every scholarship has a slightly different set of criteria and requirements, there are some general guidelines you can follow to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. Below are some useful tips to help you get started. [Read More...]


Ways To Pay For College

Adults who are returning to college often become frustrated when they begin searching for ways to pay for college. Most scholarships are geared towards younger learners, and adults typically have many more financial responsibilities that students with guardians don't necessarily have to think about. [Read More...]


Federal Education Grants

Federal education grants have a major advantage over loans. They don’t have to be paid back! So it is important to make sure you get your fair share of any government education grants you are eligible for. [Read More...]


Financial Aid for International Students

While the general rule is that you have to be a citizen of the United States to receive Federal Student Aid (FSA), financial aid for international students may be available if they qualify as “eligible noncitizens”. [Read More...]


Federal PLUS Loan

Unlike Stafford or Perkins Loans (where the loan is made to you as a student) Federal PLUS loans are made to your parents. The amount of a Federal PLUS loan cannot exceed your college costs less any other finance you are receiving. [Read More...]


Federal Perkins Loans

FederalPerkins Loans (which used to be the National Direct Student Loan Program) are Federal Student Aid (FSA) loans made directly to you as a student. Like all loans they have to be repaid, and you will have to sign a formal promissory note and pay interest, currently at 5% per annum. [Read More...]


Federal Stafford Loans

If you are an undergraduate, a graduate, or a professional exam student then you may be eligible for a Federal Stafford Loan. Unlike a grant, a loan has to be repaid and interest will be charged on the loan amount. [Read More...]


Work Study Programs

Federal Work Study Programs enable undergraduates and graduates to combine receiving Federal Student Aid (FSA) with earning money. This allows you to supplement your financial award and gain potentially valuable work experience. [Read More...]