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October 1: Start Date for FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

While I know the 2016-2017 school year just got started, there is no such thing as starting to plan too early for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1, 2016: mark it on your calendar now. Why? Because it is the official launch date for students to start filing their FAFSA forms for the 2017-2018 school…

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Congress Will Not Renew Federal Perkins Loan Program

By Evette D. Champion The federal student loan program that helped students from low-income families for the past few decades will no longer be an option due to Congress failing to pass the bill that would have extended the program. 2015 is the last year that low-income students will be able to benefit from the…

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Black Students Encouraged to Apply for Federal Diversity Internship Opportunities

By Victor Ochieng Good news for African-American students: The Washington Center’s Federal Diversity Internship Initiative along with several other organizations and government agencies recently announced fully-sponsored internship programs for the Spring and Summer of 2016. Among the organizations involved in the program are the Washington Center and HBCU Connect. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to…...

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5 Ways to Help Pay For Your College Education

With the cost of college increasing every year, it is even more important for high school as well as college students to start finding alternative ways to pay for it. According to a CNN.com article, the average cost for the whole kit and caboodle, which includes tuition, room, and board, at private college ran close…

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Google Scholarships Now Taking Applications

This article originally found at Google For Students Funding a college education is something that every child and parent must research. A way to decrease the out-of-pocket cost can help dramatically when deciding on going to college or not for a lot of students. The application process for Google’s scholarships has officially started. Let’s take a…...

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11 Common Mistakes to Avoid on the FAFSA Application

Great news for students who will be attending college during the Fall 2016: the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. The FAFSA, which can be completed online, has gone through many improvements over the years. With skip logic, you only see the questions that are applicable to you, and with…

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Six Ways You Can Reduce Costs for College

After being accepted, the next question on a high school senior’s mind is “How am I going to pay for this?” It is no secret that the cost of college has risen in the past few years. The average price of a college education is now $31,231. Not only is the cost going up, but…

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Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP) Summer Program

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Common FAFSA Mistakes

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is one of the most important forms for incoming and current college students to fill out. Though it is quite lengthy and some might find it tedious, it is crucial if you are looking to receive any type of financial assistance for college. The earliest you can…

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