Understanding your financial aid award letters is crucial in paying for college. Check out these tips from Sallie Mae! After the college acceptance letter, your financial aid award letter is the next most important one you’ll get. You’ve already decided which schools are at the top of your list, now it’s time to evaluate their […]
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Enter to win money for college in the Plan for College Sweepstakes1 According to How America Pays for College 2016, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 19% of college costs were covered by scholarships in academic year 2015/16.2 Take advantage of this valuable source of free money by applying for scholarships as part of […]
Sallie Mae and Ipsos are proud to present How America Pays for College 2016, an annual study of students and parents — and how they’re paying for college. Here’s a few insights from Temeka Easter, Senior Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. How are families paying for college? According to “How America Pays for […]
If you are on the waitlist and need tips, check out this guest blog post from Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. A waitlist letter can be both hopeful and discouraging. It indicates that you met the admission requirements, but the college doesn’t know yet whether or not they’ll be able to admit […]
Decision time is near for millions of high school seniors! Get all of the details in this guest post from Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. May 2 is National Decision Day—the designated deadline for high school seniors to make deposits to their choice of college. This can really put the pressure on […]
Scholarships: Free Money for College Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes According to How America Pays for College 2015, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 17% of college costs were covered by scholarships in 2014/15. Take advantage of this valuable source of free money by applying for scholarships as […]
The FAFSA is a crucial process for future and current students to help cover the costs for college education. Get the latest information on the FAFSA from today’s guest writer, Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Lights, Camera, FAFSA! Your REEL Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid If college […]
Learn how you can win $5,000 from Sallie Mae from guest post writer, Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae November is National Scholarship Month. To celebrate, Sallie Mae is giving away $5,000 in its $5,000 Plan for College Sweepstakes. You can enter when you register for free for Scholarship Search by Sallie […]
You can read about colleges online or talk to representatives at college fairs, but there is no comparison to actually visiting college campuses. Making college visits is very important in preparing for college because you need to see what people, programs, and services that are available to you if you decided to attend that particular […]
One of the best ways to save time searching for scholarships is to use a variety of tools – online and offline. In fact, I highly recommend that you should add tools to your scholarship search strategy. Diversity truly is the key to finding all scholarship opportunities available to you. I have seen too many students go to one website or app and get frustrated with it for a variety of reasons, but never explore other options. So, I want to encourage you to have a toolbox of scholarship resources.
Before I share the best tools to find scholarships, I am going to discuss the main 3 questions you should ask when looking at one of the most common types of tools – scholarship databases or scholarship search websites.
One of the greatest ways to get your child exposed to the college environment and support your child’s journey in the college application process is to attend college fairs!
College fairs are a great way for students to learn about different college programs, the college application process, the actual cost of college, and available funding to pay for college tuition. Additionally, being in the college fair environment can prove to be motivational for your child and can serve as an inspiration to build a strong college application to get into the best fit college. (more…)