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Free Money for College for California Students

Feb 1st, 2018 | By | Category: Cal Grant, California Financial Aid, College finance, College Grants, College scholarships, Financial aid, Middle Class Scholarship Act

Paying for college can be difficult, but California has always been a leader in providing eligible students with an affordable college education. The Cal Grant and the Middle Class Scholarship are two great state programs to help California families afford college. Cal Grant, a need-based state financial aid program, has been a big part of […]

Bachelor Degrees in Less Than 4 Years Save Money and Time

May 17th, 2017 | By | Category: 3+3 J.D., 3-year Degree Programs, Accelerated college degrees, Admissions, Advanced Placement Exams, AP Exams, Article, Articles, Blog, by Emerson Sandow, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, College, college admission, college credit, College Debt, College finance, college for homeschoolers, college preparation, college testing, Degree in 3, Dual credit, High School, Hofstra, Homeschool college, Homeschool Courses, Homeschool Resources,, Illinois college enrollment, John Marshall School of Law, Lake Erie College, Lake Forest College, Loyola Law School, N.H., Ohio college enrollment, Online College, Online Education, SNHU, Southern New Hampshire University, Student Debt, Student Loans, Student money, Texas college enrollment, University of Houston at Victoria,,,,,

By Emerson Sandow, College Transcripts, Brief Overview For students wishing to save money on college tuition and other expenses associated with obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree, many colleges and universities offer 3-year Bachelor’s degrees using a variety of alternative credit means. Some are Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school; dual enrollment high school/college credits; […]

Highest Debt College Grad States

May 31st, 2016 | By | Category: College Debt, College finance, Financial aid, Scholarships, Student Debt, Student Loans, Student money

American School and University    In its report, “Student Debt and the Class of 2014,” the Institute for College Access & Success say that 69 percent of college students who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt and owed an average of $28,950. That is 2 percent more than the 2013 average of $28,400. The amount […]

George Washington Carver Scholarship Qualifications

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: African American college aid, Black college aid, Black college financial aid, Black scholarships, College finance, College scholarships, Financial aid, George Washington Carver, GW Carver,, University

The George Washington Carver Scholarship Fund awards college grants to students at historically black colleges and universities who have declared a major in a business, math, science, or technology field. Among the eligible majors are accounting, agri-business, biology, computer science, communications, education, nursing, pre-law, and pre-med. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and write a paragraph […]

It’s FAFSA time…

Feb 5th, 2015 | By | Category: College finance, College scholarships, Financial aid

If  your college-bound student has not  filled out a FAFSA form yet, now is the time to do it. And don’t worry if, like most people, you haven’t done your taxes yet. The Department of Education realizes that’s it’s a bit early for taxes yet, and you can correct the application later. For now, it’s […]

Jan 8th, 2015 | By | Category: Admissions, College, College Debt, College finance

If you’ve sent in your college applications, but aren’t quite sure how you and your family are going to pay once you get accepted, now is definitely the time to have that conversation and set some goals. This article from U.S. News and World Report will help you and your parents to set up a […]

Go After More Merit Scholarship Money

Dec 23rd, 2014 | By | Category: ACT, College, college admission, College Board, College finance, college for homeschoolers, College scholarships, FAFSA, Financial aid, Free money, Free money for college, Free tuition, GPA, Grants, merit scholarships, SAT, Scholarships, Student Debt, Student money, Test scores, Tuition resources, Uncategorized,,,,,

Aside from financial-need-based scholarships, many universities offer merit scholarships to students who have high test scores, good GPAs, or other academic accomplishments. Many schools are actually using these merit awards as a marketing tool to attract new students, so getting one is becoming easier. According to Money Magazine’s Kim Clark, here are some ways to […]