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College is not cheap, so most families have to tap into several sources for funds to pay for college. Applying for financial aid is a great starting point to access funds from the federal and state government, and colleges....
To access financial aid, students must start by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form allows you to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid available. The financial aid could come in...
One of the best scholarship programs available through a Texas university is the Eugene McDermott Scholars program. The program started in 2000 to honor the co-founder of Texas Instruments. The Eugene McDermott Scholarship is a full-ride scholarship to attend...
Dallas County Community College District Foundation, along with some key university and non-profit partners, launched one of the best scholarship initiatives in 2017 to ensure students can overcome the financial barrier to college. The Dallas County Promise provides scholarships to...
The financial aid process can often feel very stressful given the uncertainty of the outcome. However, carving out some time well before college application season begins to learn all you can about the process and commonly used financial aid...
You were accepted into your dream school but you did not receive the big award you had been hoping for. Now what? Well, do not despair. If your circumstances have changed since you filled out the FAFSA...
Most students will need some type of financial aid to afford college. Yet each year, millions of students fail to complete the FAFSA and apply for financial aid for which they qualify. Financial aid can come in...
A s you develop a plan for college, it is important to remember that billions of dollars in “free money” is available in the form of grants and scholarships. These funds are awarded based on financial need or merit. Grants...
As college costs continue to rise, many families worry they might not be able to afford college. They are plagued with many questions: Will my child receive enough financial aid? Will I have to take out loans?...
There are four (4) types of financial aid available – grants, loans, scholarships and work-study.  These funds are available through the federal government, state, colleges and private organizations. Students can begin applying for financial...

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