Leveraging Your College Alumni Association for Success

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Alumni Associations aren’t Just for Alums

written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

When I was in college I never thought twice about the Alumni Association. After all, it’s called the Alumni Association and I wasn’t one. But the truth is, while you may not be an actual member, it’s a group that can help you out in lots of ways -…

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…

How to Get a Great College Scholarship or Job Reference

Janet Barger Credit Union Student ChoiceWritten by: Janet Barger of Student Choice

In today’s competitive college admissions scholarship awarding environment, how do you stand out?  How do you make an impression? One of the ways to set yourself apart when applying for admission, scholarships or grants (see my scholarship/grant article), or jobs (see Sharon’s jobs article), is to…

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…

Maximize Your College Financial Aid

Maximize your college financial aid

Written by: Dustin Limburg of Student Choice

As students prepare to head off to college, dealing with the costs of education can be overwhelming. We hear it all the time: “What can I do to get the most out of my financial aid?”

Once you add in the cost of living like food, books, and basic accommodations like furnishing a college room, the…

How to Find and Apply for College Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships-and-grants-graphicWritten by: Janet Barger of Credit Union Student Choice

This time of year can be exciting for students getting ready to go to college or return for the next year. And as students go to school, one of the most frequently asked questions is about scholarships and grants – how to find them and how to apply. Well, here’s some information to start you off right!

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