How to Write a Great College Scholarship Essay

writing a great college scholarship essayThe Road to Free Money for College Starts with a Great Essay!

Written by: Janet Barger of Student Choice

As colleges start for the year, I continue to get questions about getting last minute financial assistance and planning ahead for next year. Many students and parents have found that this year was more difficult…

Working During College – Some Part-time Jobs are Just Better than Others

Working during college - some part time jobs are better than othersWritten by: Sharon Newkirk of Student Choice

Congratulations, you made it!  Are you ready to go off to school yet?  Run through the list:

  • Financial aid reviewed and accepted – check
  • Classes selected – check
  • Tuition covered – check
  • Living arrangements handled – check
  • Packed and repacked – check
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How to Pay Remaining College Costs and Fill the Gap

how to fill the college funding gapWritten by: Jim Holt of Student Choice

My son’s college bill came in the mail this month and there is a very large number that we still need to pay. Given the amount, I should expect the envelope to be gilded in gold. Or, some fancy Town Crier to be at my doorstep eloquently announcing this silly amount of monopoly…

College is a Business – What You Should Know and Why

College is a businessWritten by: Steve Wynne of Student Choice

The more you know about the business of the college you are considering or attending, the better off you will be.

Thinking about going to college? Beginning the college application process? Entering your sophomore year? It may surprise you that the college or university you are interested in or attending is actually a business. A big business.

Don’t…

Are Federal Student Loans Still the Best Choice?

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Written by: Tyler Disburg of Student Choice

In light of recent legislation discussions, rate changes and headlines flooding the media, I get this question a lot. Federal student loans have long been considered the “gold standard” for education financing, but is that distinction deserved today? The short answer is yes, but why? First, we should examine why federal loans inherited their “King of the Hill” status.

Federal…