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Three Dos and Don’ts For College Scholarships

Federal and state governments, colleges, and private third-parties offer grants and scholarships to help pay for college.

Unlike other parts of the financial aid package, grants and scholarships are free money, they don’t have to be repaid like loans or earned such as a work-study award. 

Three Keys to Saving for College

Saving a dollar today is better than borrowing one tomorrow® – particularly for college.   Here are three tips to help you build a nest egg for college.

Part-Time Jobs Reduce Debt and Offer Experience

Paying for college can be one of the most stressful parts of the college experience.  It’s essential to know all of the options to chip away at a big bill.  Financial Aid Award letters include grants and scholarships (free money with few strings attached), loans (need to be repaid) and earned-aid (usually work-study) – a guaranteed part-time job.  Part-time jobs, either under the work-study program or not, offer valuable opportunities for students to earn money, reduce debt, and gain valuable experience.