March Newsletter: $10,000 ScholarshipPoints Drawing and Your Financial Aid Roadmap
In this month’s newsletter we showcase the upcoming ScholarshipPoints.com $10,000 scholarship drawing, feature the latest Free College Scholarship winner and explain the next steps in your Financial Aid process now that you have received your award letter.
We will also introduce you to the latest winner from www.ScholarshipPoints.com.
March 15th $10,000 Scholarship Drawing
Last year ScholarshipPoints awarded over $120,000 in free college scholarships. The first $10,000 scholarship drawing of 2011 is less than two weeks away! You have until March 14th to join and earn scholarship points to increase your chances. The more points you earn the more chances you have to win! If you are in need of free money for college, you do not want to miss this chance to win big. The lucky winner will be announced on March 15th! The lucky winner will be announced on March 15th! Enter the drawing today!
January $1,000 Free College Scholarship Winner
Russell Koehler was recently announced as the January 2011 $1,000 Free College Scholarship winner. Russell is a student at Hawaii Pacific University. “My parents have been paying for my education all my life and I know the expenses have been draining their pockets,” said Russell. “I am so happy to see that people actually care enough to award scholarships on a regular basis.” Do you want to become a College Scholarship Winner just like Russell, but are not a member yet? Click here to become a ScholarshipPoints member.
ScholarshipPoints members, login into ScholarshipPoints now and redeem the code FANMARCH11 for 25 scholarship points.
Your Financial Aid Award Letters
You have just a few more steps left to secure your financial aid for college! Like many students, you should have already received your Student Aid Reports and be looking for award packages to arrive. Once you have award letters from the different schools you applied to, you can review the available financial aid as well as total costs, which will be key pieces of information in deciding what school to attend. Need help comparing your award letters? View our page to help!
Your federal aid options might include Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, grants and scholarships. It is important to review each part of your package and determine if you’ve been awarded enough aid.
Wondering what to do next? Check out the financial aid roadmap:
- Fill out your FAFSA form
- Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)
- Compare your Award Letters
- Review your Federal Loan Options
- Apply for Additional Aid
Edvisors Acquires CollegeToolkit.com
Edvisors recently expanded its scale and resources with the addition of CollegeToolkit to its network of sites. This site delivers innovative and exciting college admission products and services to the high school and college demographic.
Read the article!
March Featured Blog
Don’t know what financial aid to claim on your taxes? That’s okay, we do! To help you determine what types of financial aid you need to claim (or not claim) on your taxes, read this recent post from the StudentLoanNetwork blog!
Applying to Graduate School?
If you have applied to graduate school for the fall 2011 semester, you should have already considered consolidating your undergraduate loans, and be anticipating those aid award letters, as much as your acceptances this April. Graduate school can be costly, but there are a number ways you can trim down your academic expenses. Follow the links below for tips and resources to help you survive paying for grad school.
Compare Graduate Loan Options
Consolidate your Undergrad Loans
3 Tips for Saving Big Money on Grad School
Tune in Next Month
Next month we will announce the ScholarshipPoints.com big 10K winner, show you how to apply for Stafford loans, and talk about college Accepted Students Days and why you should attend.
If there is a particular topic you would like us to cover, leave a comment on our suggestions page.
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