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Bankrate Guide: How to Consolidate Student Loans

Student loan consolidation is the process of taking multiple outstanding loans and reorganizing them into a...

Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

30 College Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

LendEDU Guide: Managing Student Loan Debt: Tips and Resources

This guide provides detailed insights and resources on the following topics: • Understanding statistics and facts about student...

LendEDU Guide: Student Loan Forgiveness – A Complete Guide

If you’re like most students, you probably took out student loans to help pay for your education....

LendEDU Guide: Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Federal Student Loans

An income-driven repayment plan is an option if you took out federal student loans to pay...

14 Students in Georgia Learn They All Won a Scholarship

Students from a high school in Decatur, Ga. got the surprise...

Target These 5 Best Places to Find College Scholarships and Grants

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5 Answers for Teachers About Federal Grants for Grad School

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What the new Canadian government means for higher education grants

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All about Pell Grants

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Charleston shooting: Donors give $3 million to church scholarship fund

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Stephen Colbert to Help Fund $800,000 in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back...

YouthBuild Grants to Help At-risk Youth

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Second US College Now Offering ‘League of Legends’ Scholarship

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Government Grant Funding Help Defray Your Education Cost

Government Grant Funding Can Help Defray Your Education Cost-ChrisJohnson-GrantFundingExpertAre you buying books, school supplies and clothing as you get ready to go back to school? Full-time post-secondary students in Canada can expect to pay about $15,000 on average to cover a year of expenses.

Fortunately, the government offers to assist with your post-secondary education costs. The federal government provides various income tax credits, loans and grants; and exempts scholarships from taxation. Provinces and territories also offer loans, tax credits, and tuition reimbursements.

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Bankrate Guide: How to Consolidate Student Loans

Student loan consolidation is the process of taking multiple outstanding loans and reorganizing them into a single loan, sometimes with a longer repayment period and therefore a lower monthly payment. If you’re in serious debt and ineligible for student loan forgiveness, consolidation could offer the solution you need. Here’s what you need to know.

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What’s the Difference between Scholarships and Educational Grants?

There are numerous ways that you can beat the high cost of tuition. Two of the main ones are scholarships and educational grants. I sometimes get questions about what the difference is between them, as well as what all the other types of educational grants are, such as fellowships, subsidies, work study programs, and more. What they have in common is that any free money that

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Scholarship Surprise: 8 DC Students Awarded

George Washington University Scholarship - Grant Funding ExpertWASHINGTON – Eight D.C. high school students are getting a big boost for their future on Tuesday—and they wouldn’t have seen it coming. The lucky and very worthy seniors are being awarded full scholarships to George Washington University (GWU), and it’s all a surprise to them!

GWU has offered the GW-Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships for the last 25 years. They reward talented seniors with the four-year scholarships, which are worth more than $200,000. Eight kids win them each year.

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Canada and US Work Together for Canada’s Youth

flag_american_canadian-grant funding expertYouth in Canada will now have more opportunity thanks to a new private sector alliance between a group of independent Canadian business owners and Pomeroy Equitable Solutions LLC (PES), a US-based company that created the youth funding movement Swipe4TheKids.

Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding source for youth enrichment programs. Made possible by partnerships between businesses, their customers, and merchant services partner Eclypse Solutions, Swipe4TheKids allows vital programs to flourish and provides long-term benefits.

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Which Canadian Education Savings Grant Should You Choose?

grantfundingexpert-candian-education-savings-grants-to-choose-chris-johnsonPutting a child through college or university can cripple a parent’s finances.

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Realizing the Value of an Apprenticeship Grant

_IMG_71671-1024x682After paying her way through school and buying the necessary tools for her trade with the support of the Government of Canada apprenticeship grants, Nina is proudly graduating without any debt and is well on her way to obtaining her Red Seal ticket…

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships? – Part 2

homeschooling-your-kids Grant funding expertIn part 1 of this article, we looked at the special considerations homeschoolers need to take to find funding for college. We saw that some research and preparation are necessary, but that the funding is there.

Now, here is a sample of 10 high quality grants and scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible to apply for. There are many more, but this gives you a good idea of what is available.

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Firsthand Tips from Students for Avoiding Scholarship Scams

Scholarship Scams - Grant Funding ExpertThis article is about avoiding scholarship scams, but what makes it special is that it was researched and compiled by high school students, who are themselves in the target demographic for scholarship scamsters. It originally appeared in The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

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Michigan Students to Attend College for ‘Free’ Education fund

StudentLoanPhotoThe latest, greatest idea for making a college education affordable sounds simple enough — students can attend school for free.

But there’s a catch.

In return for free tuition, students have to agree to pay a fixed percentage of their future income for a specified number of years to a special fund that would pay other students’ college bills.

A version of the pay-it-forward tuition plan was introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature and is awaiting action. More than 20 states are looking at some version of the plan, although most are simply looking at studying it, while the Michigan bill would set up a pilot program.

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Finding Scholarship Grants for Single Mothers

Mother and baby in home office with laptopIf you are a single mother, chances are that life is rather hectic and hurried for you. With looking after children, earning enough to support your family, running errands and doing household work, there is not much time or strength left for you to devote to attending college and furthering your educational qualification. However, it goes without saying that having at least a bachelor’s degree will help you immensely in landing a better job, giving you and your family a better quality of life. If you do want to study more but are at a loss when it comes to finding means to fund your education, you should turn to scholarships for single mothers.

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Deadline Is Approaching for $12,000 Education Grants

prestigious scholarship deadlineThe Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) is a $12,000 grant award for women applicants of developing countries to pursue higher education in the USA and Canada. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Applicants must be enrolled (in residence) at an accredited US or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14 and intend to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year.

An MMMF grant covers a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Grant application deadline is January 15, 2014.

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Free Money for Higher Education

Post-secondary education can be one of the largest expenses we will face in our lives, second only to buying a house. Fortunately, we do not necessarily need to pay the entire amount out of pocket. You may be able to get free money for tuition, and sometimes also books, supplies, and living expenses. Governments, both federal and state/provincial, are potential sources of funding.

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The Pell Grant Is Still a Great Funding Source for Your Education

You probably know that a good strategy for maximizing your education funding and minimizing your student loan debt, is to pursue as many funding sources as possible. For American students, one very good source of government grants for education is an oldie, but a goodie: the Pell Grant.
The Pell Grant has been around since 1972 and has helped a huge number of students, from the Disco Era

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American Families Relying More on Government Grants

Families Relying More on Government Grants for EducationGovernment grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report.

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Stephen Colbert to Help Fund $800,000 in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back to schools in his home state of South Carolina — funding some 1,000 grants made by public school teachers on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Colbert announced at a teacher’s panel in Greenville Thursday morning that he, along with organizations Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, are donating $800,000 to fund every one of the classroom projects listed by the site.

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Multiple Organizations Awarded Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Grants from TD Financial Literacy Grant FundProsper Canada has announced that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.

The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disadvantaged circumstances across the country. This is the final granting round of the Fund which will end, as scheduled, in December 2015.

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Options for a Second Career

There may come a time in your life when you find that it’s necessary or desirable to train for a second career, so it’s good to know that there are often government grants that will help you learn a new trade. In past times, workers typically stayed in their chosen career from the time after school, until retirement. In our changing economy, though, that’s becoming less common.

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