Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Grant opportunities

Different Grant and Scholarship programs:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Three college financial aid funding opportunities

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant-Need-based grant

National Smart Grant

Pell Grant

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three ways to increase your chances of receiving financial aid

If you are in college or going to college and you do not already have a full ride, you want to do everything that you can to increase your chances of getting as much funding as you can. Making that happen takes effort on your part. You want to be sure that you work hard to be at least qualified for the financial aid.

To increase your chances of receiving financial aid, you should:

Apply early
There is a lot of competition out there so applying early makes all the difference.

Complete the application process throughly
Make sure that you complete the application properly.

Make sure there are no errors on your application.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid Deadline for Making Corrections

Completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is a great first step towards possibly receiving money for college. When you fill out the FAFSA, you are up against others to compete for financial aid whether it is for grants or loans. On the FAFSA form you are to include your income, parent income if you are a dependent and your school code identifying what school you plan to attend or attending. 

The FAFSA can be filled out online by going to Funds are limited and the sooner you fill out the FAFSA the better. If you have already completed a FAFSA, you are good to go. You should receive information soon on how much aid you are eligible for whether it is the pell grant, loans and other grants. 
You may be still waiting or you may have realized that you need to make corrections to your FAFSA.

Have you completed the Free Application for Student Aid online? Do you need to make corrections to it? 
Just as a reminder if you need to make corrections to your online form, the deadline to make corrections is fast approaching. The deadline is September 21.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act: Four factors of the law and what is in it for you

The new Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act sounds like a win-win situation. It will help students financial as well as those who are stakeholders in the college financial aid system. The new law includes more federal Pell Grant money...a whopping $40 billion. Also, the new measure makes that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) easier to fill out. This should eliminate some worry. So, no more guessing or wondering if you are filling out the form properly.

Receiving financial aid and not receiving financial aid I will address four factors of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.

College Access and completion programs
There will be more money set aside for this.

Federal Pell Grant Money
More money for the Pell Grant

Low interest rates

FAFSA form easier to complete

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Teacher Certification: Praxis Testing

For those who are pursuing a career to become a teacher, passing certain exams is important to gaining certification as a teacher. Those who are in college pursuing education to become a teacher not only are required to complete their education credits and student teach but they also are required to pass the Praxis exam.  The Praxis exams tests individuals on subject knowledge required to become a teacher. There are different Praxis tests. There is the Praxis I and Praxis II tests. The Praxis I has three test categories: writing, reading and math. Praxis II tests are designed more for those who are pursuing to become a middle school or high school teacher and would like to teach a specific subject such as Chemistry.

There are several ways to study for the Praxis. The main way to study for the Praxis is study practice tests. Preparation is key to passing. You want to pass the Praxis on your initial try so that you won't have to spend money to take the test again. So passing the test on the first try will save you money. Below are some Praxis study preparation articles:

How to get Praxis practice tests-

How to earn a high score on the Praxis social studies-
Praxis Social Studies

How to earn a high score on the Praxis math I test-
Praxis I math

How to earn a high score on the Praxis test-

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Completing financial aid applications

Information on completing financial aid applications will be coming soon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Applying for the Federal Pell Grant

How to apply for the pell grant:
A link to an article on how to apply for the federal pell grant is within the above title.
Hope you find the article useful.

College Grants

Friday, April 23, 2010

State Funds Dry Up

In different states, state funds are beginning to dry up leaving students wondering how they will pay for college. In a tight economy, colleges are not getting as much state funding as they used to.
That is why it is important to research financial aid opportunities and start applying for financial aid very early.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Pell Grant money

There has been an increase in Pell Grant funds. Legislation has been recently passed for $36 billion to go towards Pell Grant funds. For those who are going to college and need financial aid, this is great news. More grant money means less use of loans.
The Pell Grant is targeted for students of families with low income. With the Pell Grant, you do not have to worry about paying the money back.

If you are interested in getting the Pell Grant, you should complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). You should fill out and complete this form as early as possible so that you will increase your chances of getting a grant. If possible send in the form by April. The sooner you send in the FAFSA the better.

Monday, March 22, 2010

House passed a college financial aid bill on March 21

The House passed a bill that will set aside billions of dollars in additional funding for Pell grants.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Research potential scholarship and grant opportunities

Research is important when pursuing funding for college. You can search for opportunities online, through updated scholarship books, online college career center websites, libraries, and through other sources. Be sure that you research scholarships and grants opportunites, find out the qualifications for the funding. Complete all requirements for application. Be sure that ALL the requirements for application is done before you submit your scholarship or grant application. Submit all pertinent information such as references and recommendation letters. If you send in an incomplete application, you decrease your chances of getting the funding that you need.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

College Scholarships and Grants

Applying early for college scholarships and grants is the key to increasing your chances to getting funding for college.

College Journey

Making it through college can pose as a challenge. But with guidance and goal setting, the college experience can become less complex.