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December Newsletter: Find FAFSA Help and Meet the New $10,000 Scholarship Winner

20 December 2012 1,108 views One Comment

Festive SnowflakeThe holidays make this a busy time of year, but it’s also an important time to make sure that you’re on top of the financial aid process. That’s where this month’s Financial Aid News can help. You’ll find resources for filing your FAFSA, the latest news about new scholarships, information about private student loans, and more. Here are some highlights:

Congrats on Another Semester Under Your Belt!

You’ve made it through another semester! While you deserve some time to wind down, you’ll also need to start thinking about next semester. If your funds have run dry already, there are still options. Private loans are available at any point in the year, so if you need a little extra cash for next semester, find your loan options now.

Are You Ready to File Your FAFSA?

January is only a week away, and that means you can officially file your 2013-2014 FAFSA! We know you’re just as excited as we are. To get you prepped, here’s some stuff you should have available when you file:

  • SSN
  • Driver’s license
  • W-2s, tax returns, and other financial records from 2012

Make sure you also know your deadlines and dependency status. Not sure what your status is? Good thing we just created a dependency status quiz to help you find out!

Some Tips for Financial Aid Newbies

As you may know by now, financial aid can be confusing – but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve recently redesigned our financial aid resources page to help students and parents find the best financial aid information out there! If you’re just starting the process, find guides to basic financial aid and links to the websites you’ll need. Even if you’ve been there, done that, find helpful information on repayment strategies to get you out of debt.

ScholarshipPoints Awards $10,000 Scholarship to One Lucky Member

Stephanie Swihart is the newest member of the ScholarshipPoints $10,000 scholarship winners club. On December 17th, the final winner for the last $10,000 scholarship of 2012 was drawn. Stephanie is a senior at Snowflake High School in Arizona and she had this to say about her $10,000 scholarship windfall: “Thank you ScholarshipPoints this was truly a blessing in my life. I am the only person in my family to be going to college. I’m already working towards my nursing degree and this will greatly impact my future. I’m thankful to be given this opportunity and I will most definitely be putting it to good use. Thanks to ScholarshipPoints I am this much closer to reaching my goals.” A big congratulations to Stephanie!

Want to be like Stephanie? You can’t win if you’re not a member! Join ScholarshipPoints today!

New Scholarships!

Here are some new scholarships to check out over the holiday!

See more new scholarships.

The Financial Aid Roadmap

Are you taking advantage of all the different financial aid options available to you to pay for college? Check out the Financial Aid Roadmap to find out more about what to apply for and when is the best time to apply!

Hey Graduates!

There have recently been some changes to the federal Income Based Repayment (IBR) plan. Learn more about the changes and see if it can help you better manage your student loan payments.

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One Response to “December Newsletter: Find FAFSA Help and Meet the New $10,000 Scholarship Winner”

  1. Tracey M Grag says on December 26, 2012 at 12:03 pm:

    I will be starting Heartland Community College in August & have been trying to get in touch with financial aid to let them know so they can role over my students loans till Fall of 2033 when I get my doctorine in Law.

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