Tax Breaks for College Students

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Tax Benefits for College Students

You’re shelling out plenty of money for college – tuition, textbooks, room and board. But what has all of that money done for you lately? (Other than getting you closer to a degree, of course.) Did you know you can take advantage of special tax breaks just for college students and their parents?

These benefits come…

College Financial Aid Dictionary

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Terms you need to know to get the most out of your financial aid.

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Dictionaries are great when you’re learning something new, visiting a new place where the people speak a different language or double checking a word you’re just not sure of. When you’re visiting the world of college loans, this is a handy tool to have…

Finding Free College Money – How to Score Scholarship Gold

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In It to Win It – How to score scholarship gold for college

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

We talk often about the importance of free or cheap money for college. So you may be asking, “Alright, where do I find this money? And how do I get it?” With all of the college deadlines and applications piling up, it may…

Important College Financial Aid Deadlines are Almost Here

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Tick, Tock – The Financial Aid Clock is Ticking

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. They’re everywhere when you’re getting ready for college. Deadlines for graduation, to apply for college, scholarship applications, and financial aid. You probably have a lot of dates floating around in your head, especially if you’re applying to numerous colleges. It’s a good idea to…

Completing Your FAFSA – Step by Step

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Do you have a “Getting Ready for College” checklist?

Which items do you have left to cross off? Filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should be at the top of that list! No one likes filling out forms and applications, but everyone likes FREE MONEY and that’s what the FAFSA can get you. Completing…

When to Complete the College FAFSA Form – Tips and Advice

fafsaWritten by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

So you’re asking yourself – Should I be completing the FAFSA?

Yes!  No matter what you have heard about what you will get, or not get in financial aid everyone should fill out the FAFSA.  There is simply no GOOD reason not to.

The FAFSA is Free

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the…

Choosing a College or University – Which College is the Best Fit?

choosing the right collegeWritten by: Tyler Disburg of Student Choice

Choosing a College or University:

Choosing a college or university is possibly a student’s biggest decision to this point in their young life. While there are multiple factors in choosing the “right” college, with a little bit of planning, time and effort this process will be but a speed bump on the road to higher education….

Study Abroad During College with the Help of Financial Aid

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Written by: Steve Wynne of Student Choice

An Intro to Study Abroad

Imagine this.

You are in a large room in the British Library translating one of only four surviving texts of the Magna Carta 1215 – alone – when you find the first recorded use of the term “freeman.”

Or, you’re startled to the point of speechlessness when seeing “Dachau” as a train station in…

What Are Tuition Payment Plans and How Can They Save You Money?

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Written by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice 

It seems like every time I visit a college, I hear someone talking about payment plans and getting their loans paid off when they graduate. And for good reason. If you’re like many college students and you’re thinking about graduating, or someone in your family is, then I suggest…

How to Write a Great College Scholarship Essay

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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…