Author Archives: Claire Foster

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Google is known for promoting knowledge and helping the best and brightest get a higher education. Google has now partnered with Lime Connect to provide networking retreats and scholarships to students with disabilities. Students chosen to receive the Google Lime … Continue reading

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The Link Between Student Success and Financial Aid

We all know how important scholarships and financial aid are to students who cannot afford to pay for college, but can this monetary help also help students to perform better and have a greater chance of success? A study by … Continue reading

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Take Your Scholarship Essay from Drab to Fab

The current job market makes it more important than ever to have a college degree. Unfortunately, the rising cost of getting a degree is making it more difficult for a large number of people. Scholarships can help ease the financial … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Maximizing Financial Aid

Paying for college education is a major concern for many families. With the sticker price of many of the best private universities exceeding $200,000 for a four-year program, financial aid is more important than ever for many students to make … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Get Help With the FAFSA

It is time to fill out the FAFSA for the 2013-2014 school year. While this is routine for many students at this point, it can be quite intimidating to new students and their parents. The form requires answers to 130 questions … Continue reading

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New York Moving to Give Financial Aid to Illegal Immigrants

After over two years of pressure by immigrant advocates, the New York State Assembly is now supporting a bill that would make college financial aid available to illegal immigrants. This new bill would make many state tuition-assistant programs open to … Continue reading

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What to Do If Your Financial Aid Package Is a Disappointment

Around this time each year, students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms and wait for financial aid award packages. What happens if you get very little aid (or none)? Does that mean you have to give up … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Cheated By Financial Aid Scams

It’s that time of year again…the time during which college students of all age seek out financial aid sources to help pay for college. While there are definitely many opportunities available, there are also many scammers that are looking to … Continue reading

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How Low Income Students Can Afford College

A bachelor’s degree is one of the priciest investments young people can make now. So pricey, in fact, that many students from low-income families have to abandon their dreams of a college education and remain stuck in low-paying jobs. Postsecondary … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation Working Toward Financial Aid Reform

Over the past several years, experts from all areas of higher education have been concerned by the apparent downward spiral of the financial aid system. There have been suggestions to cut financial aid completely, to enhance financial aid programs, and … Continue reading

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