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7 College Scholarships with June Deadlines

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Don’t lose out on money for college while you take a break from your studies this summer. Check out these scholarships that have June deadlines.

Kaplan University Announces Grant for Boomers

Kaplan University Announces Grant with LearningAdvisor

To help Boomers achieve the training they need to start second careers, Kaplan University is awarding 50 new 50-percent tuition grants. The grant provides an opportunity to start learning now and overcome financial obstacles to achieving your career goals.

How to Compare College Financial Aid Packages

How to Compare Financial Aid Packages

Choosing from financial aid options can be difficult, but by being informed and balancing affordability with your desired educational plans, the decision can be easier to make.

12 College Scholarships with January Deadlines

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Don’t miss out on money for your college education this year. Start with this list of 12 scholarships with January 2014 deadlines, then use ScholarshipAdvisor to search for more.

8 College Scholarships with December Deadlines

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Don’t miss out on applying to scholarships in 2013. Start with these 8 college scholarships and then search for more!

5 Scholarships and Fellowships with November Deadlines

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November is a great month for finding scholarships and fellowships to fund your education.. See the month’s top opportunities.

Should Student Loans Be Eligible For Bankruptcy?

Another year of college classes has begun, paid for with another round of student loans. According to a recent article from the Center for American Progress, cumulative student-loan debt increased by 80 percent for students at public institutions and by about 50 percent at both private non-profit institutions and for-profit schools between 1990 and 2008. In […]

College Tuition Increasing Faster than Inflation: How to Cut Costs

According to a recent NPR report, the cost of college has been increasing “faster than inflation, and family incomes can’t keep up.” In the 1970s, tuition at the University of California, Berkeley, was around $700. Today, U.C. Berkeley students pay around $15,000 per year, a 2,000 percent increase. We are stuck in a frustrating cycle: As […]

Federal Student Loan Rates Go Down

On August 9, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Act of 2013, which lowers Federal Student loan rates, retroactive to July 1, 2013. The new Federal student loan rates for the current year starting July 1 will be 3.86% for Federal student loans for undergraduates, 5.41% for Federal student loans for graduate students, and 6.41% for Federal PLUS […]

Return on Investment in Paying for College

Paying for college is a big investment. A wise investor wants to know what the return on investment (ROI) will be, but how can you find the ROI for paying for college? And how can you figure out the ROI of paying for a particular major, or for a particular college? The website provides starting and mid-career salary […]

Paying for College: Grants and Scholarships Surpass Parents’ Role

  According to a new poll on paying for college from student loan giant Sallie Mae, college grants and college scholarships now account for 30% of college costs for the average family, as families continue to deal with rising tuition costs in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Overall college spending per student has also declined from $24,000 in […]

Don’t Rack Up Student Debt: Take A MOOC

Don’t Rack Up Student Debt: Take A MOOC

Julie Foss updates us on the latest thoughts towards slashing higher educcation costs through MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.