You Can Boost FAFSA Completion In Your Community. Here’s How.

Jul 25, 2016

When it comes to paying for college, there’s nothing more important for students to do than complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form, filed annually, is the gateway to virtually all federal, state and institutional...

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Financial Aid Outside the Box

Jul 12, 2016

Here at the peak of summer, it’s hard to imagine that there’s only a couple of months before students return to school. But the new academic year is creeping up -- and, when it starts, the students heading to college campuses will look a little...

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Five Crucial College Cost Calculators for Families

Jul 07, 2016
Update, July 2016: Whether you're a high schooler, a college student or a parent, summer break is the perfect time to explore these college cost calculators. They can help you avoid sticker shock on everything from your Expected Family...
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Introducing 2016 Student Volunteer Award Winners

Jul 01, 2016

There’s no doubt about it: volunteering can change communities—and the individuals who do it—for the better. Student volunteering provides a pathway for building skills (or even future employment) while benefiting local citizens. And, as we’ve...

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Education Leaders, Supporters Help Turn Dreams Into Degrees

Jun 28, 2016

May represents an exciting month for students across the country. Years of exams and coursework culminate in celebration, as millions of new high school and college graduates don their caps and gowns. It’s an inspiring moment—not only for...

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How Student Loan Repayment Benefits Everyone

Jun 14, 2016

For the last decade, the ongoing crisis in student loan debt has loomed over every aspect of higher education, from choice and enrollment to post-graduate payback. At times, the trillion-dollar mountain of debt has seemed insurmountable. But...

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5 Things First-Generation Parents Should Know About College

Jun 07, 2016

Update, June 2016: As the school year comes to an end and summer kicks off, first-generation college students and their parents are facing an exciting, uncertain future in the fall. Here are a few things families should know about the transition...

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Here’s How Dreamkeepers Schools Are Making a Difference

Jun 02, 2016

Imagine this: You’re a parent with five kids, ranging from 16 years to 9 months old, and you’ve gone back to school full-time. Your spouse is attending the same college, and together, you’re trying to make sure your family is taken care of – all...

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarships and Financial Aid

May 24, 2016

In the last two decades, the world of higher education has undergone massive changes: more and more students are taking “nontraditional” paths to college, either by taking time off after high school or returning to college as adults. Student and...

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Supporting Students Through Emergency Aid

May 18, 2016

For students heading to college for the first time, there’s excitement for new opportunities to come. And for those returning to classes, there’s motivation to push forward to graduation. But for millions of students whose studies are hampered or...

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