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Don't Get Conned Paying for College: Five Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams to Watch Out for this College Application Season

Abigail Seldin | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

What's scarier than a pile of blank college applications? How about being conned out of your college savings by the very people promising to help you pay for school. Thousands of students and parents are targeted by those seeking to capitalize on the public anxiety around tuition costs.

How A Small Michigan Town Is Sending All Its Kids To College

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact

Baldwin has never been a place particularly associated with high academic achievement. The small, rural northwestern Michigan town of 1,200 residents ...

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

Merit Or Need-Based Scholarships: How Donors Can Turn The Tide Towards More Equitable Financial Aid

The Sillerman Center | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
The Sillerman Center

Today, many qualified students with demonstrated financial need are receiving inadequate aid packages from colleges. The term "admit-deny" even exists for schools that intentionally offer insufficient aid to students with need, with the expectation that they will not enroll.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

UChic | Posted 07.13.2015 | College

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

Great Summer Apps and Websites for College-Bound Juniors

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.04.2015 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Juniors, you're in a tough spot. You want a summer filled with beach; your parents want a summer filled with college prep, and writing essays on the sandy shore is out. What to do?

Ending the Education Drought in California

John E. Kobara | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
John E. Kobara

In California, we're talking a lot about the water drought. But we have another kind of drought that's been plaguing our state. Our "educational aqueduct" is also running on empty and is an inadequate resource.

How To Easily Finance Multiple College Funds

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

College seems to get more expensive each year. With increases in tuition and fees, parents with multiple kids wonder how they'll manage to pay for or at least help pay for half of their children's college educations.

5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Paying for College: 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Letters

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

Don't let the headache of untangling financial aid letters spoil the thrill of getting into college. Here are five things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options for attending and paying for school.

'Union Scholars' Can Open New Doors for Themselves, Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 04.21.2015 | College
Lee A. Saunders

Organizing -- the process of one-on-one engagement and relationship-building -- is the best strategy for building on millennials' social-media-oriented brand of activism. AFSCME sponsors a program that puts college students on the front lines of union-organizing campaigns across the nation.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 03.23.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

Life Lessons Learned During The Back-To-School Season

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

In February 2006, I started over with an empty refrigerator, two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments and $120.00.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

I Got In! And Then I Dropped Out

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Most of the performing arts college applicants I advise come from middle class families. They earn too much money to qualify for federal aid, and don't earn enough to pay what they consider to be unaffordable tuitions. Sent These Four Kids To College. They Didn't Let Him Down.

OWN | Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

In 2009, high school students Jaiquann, Elijah, Darien and Barien were accepted into their dream universities but couldn't afford to go. Along with be...

Sticker Shock! College Performing Arts Costs

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

As you investigate colleges and costs, ask questions of admission and recruitment offices. They are more than happy to give you straightforward answers. And the department heads certainly have a point of view about the affordability of their particular programs.

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

Denver Teen Overcomes Hardship, Turns Suspension Into Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen

Aracely Navarro knows a thing or two about hardships. She also knows about overcoming them. The recent Denver North High School valedictorian is no...

As a Scholarship Student, This Is How I See Barnard's Campus

Koko Jaeger | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Koko Jaeger

The reason we have the luxury of barfing in the elevator at midnight, but finding it pristine in the morning is because someone mops that floor with bleach in the wee hours until all that's left is the hilarious memory of debauchery.

Often Forgotten, Middle Class Students Get a Scholarship All Their Own

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

As costs for housing, food and gas rise, and the overall economy is sluggish, middle class families are feeling the pinch, making costly tuition out of reach for some. However, a new scholarship available in the fall promises to cut colleges costs for these families.

Scholarship Scams You Can't Afford To Ignore

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katie Jenkins, Napervill...

How To Win The Scholarship Games

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.18.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

At the end of the day, keep your eyes peeled. Don't look down at small scholarships because every little bit definitely helps. Definitely start applying early and apply broadly. You will soon see the fruit of all your labor.

Scholarships: The Final Frontier

Brandon Williams | Posted 04.21.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

Now that college applications are over, I'm onto the next critical task: finding money in order to be able to pay for college tuition.