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What's the difference between grants and scholarships?

Are grants and scholarships two different ways to say the same thing?  Or are they actually different?

This is a question that may be rolling around in your mind as you look ahead to your college search.  552 more words


University In Texas Offering Free Tuition To Low-Income, Middle-Income Undergraduate Students

(CNN) — Rice University will award scholarships that will cover the cost of tuition to students from low-income and middle-income families starting next fall, the school announced Tuesday. 285 more words

World & National

Thinking About Transferring? Tips and Advices from a Consultant

Transfer students are special little ones, aren’t they? They aren’t in the traditional position of experiencing one college for the full four+ years; instead, they are in the unique position of being able to adapt to new environments and dabble in (mostly) necessary coursework to (hopefully) guide them toward a more specific path. 2,284 more words


The Point of No Return

I paid off the remainder of my school balance. I wasn’t planning to pay it off all at once, but another round of loans was added and it brought the balance down so low, I figured I may as well just get it over with. 490 more words


UTMA to 529 Conversions

529s really started to gain popularity after 2001, when qualified distributions became tax-free. Up until then, UTMA accounts were a more popular option to save on behalf of a child, and they have remained widely used. 453 more words

Financial Aid

Deciding Whether to Apply Early Action, Early Decision, or Regular Decision

Every year, my schedule becomes crazed as November early admission deadlines approach.  Many students and their families find the temptation to apply early hard to resist.   761 more words

Early Action

Scholarship Saturday - September 15, 2018

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday. 2,602 more words