Financial Aid News, June 2010

Now is the time of year when many high school and college students like to relax in the sun. It is also an ideal opportunity to get a jump-start on next semester. This month, we have all the resources you need, from private loan comparison to the benefits of online summer classes. We also take a look at one of the summer's biggest scholarship opportunities.

$10,000 Scholarship Deadline is June 14th

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Taking Summer Courses? Try an Online Classroom

summerSummer break is a time for surf, sand and relaxation, but for some students, it is also time to make up missing credits or fit in an extra class.

Fortunately, you don't need to be on campus to fill a summer course requirement. Students who need to take classes during the summer have the option to complete courses online rather than in a classroom.

Study from the beach, or earn your degree from the comfort of home, instead of an empty campus.

Read this month's featured article, "The benefits of taking summer classes online."

New Scholarship Opportunities for June

With over $9.7 billion in awards, and tens of thousands of dollars given away each month, is your ticket to paying off your college tuition.

Be sure to check out our free Student Scholarship Database – it's free and we're adding new scholarships and grants every day, including our monthly $1,000 Free College Scholarship! We are also just days away from selecting our next $10,000 scholarship winner! Log in to earn points today!

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Financial Aid Answers for Graduate Students

Undergrads aren't the only ones with questions about financial aid.

Many graduate students wonder if they are eligible for the same financial aid they had when they were an undergraduate. Most likely they are eligible, but there are some differences. Graduate students are also eligible to still receive scholarships.

Going to grad school online? Find out how a Grad PLUS loan can help, or apply for one today.

Are you ready for the Federal Aid changes?

With the Family Federal Education Loan Program on its way out, make sure that your federal aid is in line for the fall semester.

Be sure to visit our student reform page regularly for updates and information concerning changes to federal loans.

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