August Newsletter: New Ideas to Help You Pay for School
Fall semester is here!!! In the August edition of the Financial Aid News we will help you get ready for another awesome year. Although you may have your bags packed and your course schedule prepared, this month’s newsletter will help you get the following things covered:
- Get in on our September $10,000 scholarship drawing
- Learn about the entrance counseling process
- Compare loan options to cover college costs
- Find out how to get a part-time job this semester
- Get the details on more new scholarships
- Pick up advice for the first 2 weeks of school
And there’s much, much more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the first wonderful weeks of the school semester.
$10,000 Scholarship On the Line
On September 14th ScholarshipPoints.com will give away a $10,000 scholarship to ONE lucky ScholarshipPoints member. As of right now you’re not registered for the drawing, but you still have a chance. Head over to ScholarshipPoints.com to complete the registration process, and you’ll automatically get an entry into the drawing. PLUS, you’ll find out about many more scholarship opportunities. Scholarship money is completely free; you never have to pay it back, so take every chance you can to get it. Sign up for ScholarshipPoints.com today!
Cost of Attendance is High – Do You Have it Covered?
It’s crunch time – the car is packed you’re heading back to school. But what happens if there are last-minute expenses that pop up? There are options. Parent PLUS loans and alternative student loans can help families cover those last-minute expenses. Compare PLUS and alternative student loans to find which is right for your family.
Are you Prepared for this Change?
Parents are oftentimes unaware that their auto and homeowners rates might go up when their child goes off to school – and that their college student’s laptop and expensive necessities might not be covered under their existing policies or through college tuition. Have your policies reviewed for free. Call 1-855-575-2633 right now or click here. You may even save a few bucks to help pay that big tuition bill!
Freshman Jobs: How to Earn and Save in College
Check out the Freshman Jobs infographic for tips on how to earn money through recession-proof odd jobs and how to save money through creative ideas!
Get to Know your Loans
If you’ve taken out federal student loans, you may already be familiar with the process of entrance counseling. For financial aid newbies, entrance counseling is the first step in learning about the debt you’ve recently taken on. While repayment may seem light-years away, it’s important to know everything about your loans from the start. Learn more.
Are you a Recent Grad?
If so, your 6-month grace period may be coming to a close in November. Before you’re hit with the reality of loan repayment, look into student loan consolidation. Consolidation is a great option for students looking to lower their monthly payment or even decrease their private loan interest rate. Find out if consolidation is a good option for you at StudentLoanConsolidator.com.
Scholarships for the Fall
- DoSomething.org Puppy Mills Petition Scholarship
- Youth Appreciation Week Scholarships
- Adult Skills Education Award
The first two weeks of college are stressful – settling in, making friends, finding your classes – there’s so much to do! That’s why one of our college interns wants to help you navigate this exciting time. Check out his tips for starting off college right.
Dorm(room) on a Dime Photo Contest
Hey, High Schoolers!
Have you started your college research yet? Check out the financial aid roadmap to learn what you can be doing to prepare for college right now.
Be Financially Independent
Student credit cards are a great way to build credit and remain financially independent in college, especially when used responsibly.
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