New Exchange Program Offers Reduced Tuition Rates

When you hear the word “exchange” some foreign far away land probably comes to mind. That isn’t’ always the case though. Many areas of the country are offering “exchange programs” to help students pay for college by offering a reduced tuition. These types of exchanges are typically regional and depend on which state you are resident to....

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Unique Scholarship Opportunities for Future College Students

The continual rise in college tuition costs has left many students and parents looking for alternatives for funding. Average tuition costs rose by 4 percent in 2012 at four-year colleges, according to the College Board. An in-state, four-year degree now costs about $17,860; while an out-of-state degree is almost $40,000. Federal budget cuts have f...

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Does The Military Pay For College?

For many, one of the most pressing questions associated with college is how to finance one’s education. With college costs on the rise, and an uncertain job market for recent graduates, for many people, weighing the importance of obtaining a college degree with the cost of tuition is becoming a calculated risk. For these reasons, some students ha...

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How Your Hobbies Could Help Pay for College

Are you involved in sports? Volunteering? Rotary clubs? The good news is, there are many different extracurricular activities that can get you scholarships for college. With the recent spike in tuition costs, more students are seeking out college scholarships to help ease the burden of bills. According to CNN, there has been a 8.3 percent increase ...

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Top 5 College Scholarship Search Tools

With the creation of the internet, scholarships searches have gotten even easier. At the tip of your fingers you can click and apply for hundreds of scholarships. Some require essays, some transcripts, some high GPAs, while some are just the luck of the draw. Your high school counselors office should have a selection of scholarships, but they might...

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The Secret To Getting Paid To Go To College

You’re getting ready for college and wondering how on earth you’re going to be able to afford thousands of dollars for you schooling, not to mention money for food, clothes, housing, gas, etc. My parents made me a deal that if I received scholarships waiving my tuition, they would pay for things I needed, mostly clothes and supplies. So I start...

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Not Applying For Scholarships? Think Again!

If you’re one of those students that think applying for scholarships isn’t “worth it” or that “you won’t meet any of the requirements,” guess again. It maybe a little intangible to comprehend at the moment if you are still a junior or senior in high school, but every dollar you save in college is worth more than it’s advertised. Re...

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Can I Afford A Private College?

W. Kent Barnds, The Vice President of Enrollment at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, recently challenged the headline of my post, “When Applying To College, Consider The Price Tag” (scroll down to the comments section of this post to view his comment, if you’re interested…) In a nut shell, he felt the title of the post was misleading t...

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