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Scholarships for College Students Exist -- Here's How to Help Your Kid Earn Them

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No matter how many times you’ve said goodbye to your college kid on their way back to campus, parting is rife with mixed emotions: excitement for their college career, along with potential loneliness if you’re returning to a much quieter home. However, your role as a parent can still mean providing invaluable assistance -- including navigating the financial aid world to ensure that your student not only gets into college, but stays there.

Success By Degrees: Scholarships Beyond Freshman Year

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You thought you had paying for college all figured out, didn’t you? Long before that first tuition check was due, you enlisted the help of your parents and diligently filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), scoring a decent package of government grants and loans. And even though financial aid didn’t cover everything, your plan to pay the rest of the bill – through your leftover summer job money, your parents’ checkbook, and a handful of scholarships – worked out beautifully.

Five Incredible Stats About The Importance of Scholarships

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It’s no secret that higher education is the ticket to a better life. Students who attain degrees -- two-year, four-year or postgraduate -- earn more and live longer. College helps families pull out of poverty, and the effects of education are felt across communities and through generations.

Why you should support scholarship programs this holiday season

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As December 31 draws near, you’ll no doubt find your mailbox stuffed with solicitations from local and national charities hoping you’ll give just one more dollar to their cause -- more often than not a worthy one. Unless your name is Ebenezer Scrooge, you’re likely to feel more generous during the holiday season, and will donate extra time or money to your favorite charity. (Plus, the tax break you might get in a few months will be a nice added bonus.)

Donate to financial aid and scholarships for maximum impact

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It’s conventional wisdom that education is crucial; that scholarships are a huge part of paying for higher ed; and that donating to financial aid and scholarship programs is important. But, with so many messages out there, it’s often challenging to see just how supporting financial aid actually makes a difference.

Parents, Tell Your Daughters About These Great Scholarships for Women

Your daughter or granddaughter can find plenty of scholarships for women.

If you’re like most parents of high school-aged kids, there’s a good chance that every time you read about the skyrocketing cost of a college education, your heart rate speeds up at the thought of paying that massive tuition bill for four straight years. (Or, at the even scarier thought of saddling your child with student loan debt that will take them years to pay off.)

Does Your Student Have Unmet Need? Scholarships Can Help!


Unmet need -- college costs left uncovered by financial aid sources that don’t need to be repaid -- can seem overwhelming. With research and preparation, however, you and your student can be well-equipped to handle it, and scholarships play a vital role in closing the unmet need gap.

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