Results for: scholarships

August 8, 2018

Where to Search for Scholarships Online

There are many places on the world wide web where you can easily create a personal profile and get applicable scholarships pushed to you. Do your own online research and try some of the sites listed in the word cloud below…

December 21, 2017

Departmental Scholarships

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA Every college student is always looking for ways to cut down on their college costs. Many college students know that they need to pay attention to priority deadlines for financial aid, file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, apply for scholarships offered at the university and local

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December 20, 2017

Scholarships Part 2: Ways to Detect Scholarship Scams

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA   Here are some examples of first-hand evidence for you to detect scholarship scams. Now you can be your own investigator to crack the suspense of “am I being scammed?”. Your mystery to investigate legitimate scholarships can be reliable with these information below.   Billing information   When you apply for a

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Scholarships Part 1: Pay for College With Free Money

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA   Paying for college can be a bumpy road for some people. If you’re lucky and paying for college is not a big deal, you still like free money (scholarships), right?   Gifts  Scholarships are gifts you receive to pay for college for who you are, what you do, what you think,

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August 25, 2017

Scholarships

August 11, 2017

Scholarships

Scholarships are free money to help with educational expenses. Scholarships come from a number of sources such as schools, businesses, organizations, local and state governments, and more.  

August 9, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should File Your FAFSA

1. Even if you have a full ride scholarship or savings to help pay for college, filing a FAFSA is a good backup plan to cover unexpected expenses.   2. Many scholarships require you to file the FAFSA as part of the application process.   3. You never know what financial aid you might end

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August 8, 2018

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

How do I search for a scholarship? Check with your college financial aid office. Check with your major department. Visit the local library. Ask local businesses and organizations. Talk to your employer or even parents’ employers. Search online. Ask friends and family if they have ever received scholarships.   2. What do I do once

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Types of Federal Education Grants

Pell Grant Pell Grants are awarded if you demonstrate financial need based on information you provide on the FAFSA.   Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) FSEOG is a limited campus-based aid program offered by some colleges and universities. FSEOG funds are awarded to students with the highest level of financial need first.   Teacher

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February 15, 2018

How to Save on Out-of-State Tuition

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA Public colleges and universities in the United States operate on budgets that are partially provided by their respective state’s legislature. Since state taxpayers are already contributing to these colleges and universities, students who are state residents pay a lower tuition rate than students attending from out-of-state. Private colleges do not operate

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December 20, 2017

Avoid These 5 Bad Money Management Habits

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you have an income coming in, but feel like you’re constantly broke? Do you ever think of what you’d actually do if you ran out of money? The best action plan is to learn to manage your money and develop healthy spending and saving habits—don’t let your finances get out

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4 Steps For Understanding Loan Repayment

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA   If you know how to make sense of your loan repayment plan you can avoid  falling into delinquency or default. Did you know that when you borrow money you’re signing a legal agreement? This means, loan repayment is very important to sustain a good credit history. Repaying your student loans

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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list?     Luckily, at many universities and colleges, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare financial aid offers. Breaking down this report,

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Strategies: Saving For College

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you remember how long it took to fill your piggybank when you were a kid? Then you may know by now that saving for college is something you can’t do overnight. More Americans are saving money for higher education than before because they know saving for college is a long-term commitment. According to College

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What Grants Are Available?

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Federal Grants Federal Pell Grant (PELL) — The Federal Pell Grant (PELL) is financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund). Pell grants usually are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. You are not eligible

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Why You Should File the FAFSA

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be the first thing you do if you’re looking for financial aid to pay for your education. Think of the FAFSA as the gateway to financial aid. It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, including Pell grants, Work-study,

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4 Tips for Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Understanding financial aid award letters can be confusing. So here’s a solution—keep these 4 tips in mind and you can avoid some confusion with financial aid award letters. Here are some common questions students ask: What is a “package”? In the context of college financial aid some refer to their financial

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December 19, 2017

Comparing Student Loans

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Attending college is an investment in your future success. There are a lot of options to help pay for college. You can use grants, scholarships, work study and even student loans. When comparing student loans there’s a lot to think about. We’ve put together these six questions for you to ask when applying for

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After the FAFSA

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA After you’ve filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there are important steps to follow. The college or university that you are attending might contact your through your student portal or your email, so be sure to check both frequently. Following these steps will ensure that you are prepared

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you gain valuable real-world skills and feel invested in your

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