Tag Archives: college financing

Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

Federal Student Aid Office Offers Must-Have Checklists for Students

Handy lists keep adult and traditional students on track

The Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has developed useful checklists as…

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The 20 Colleges That Account for One-Fifth of All Grad School Debt

Yep, for-profits figure prominently on the list

According to Center for American Progress, 20 colleges are responsible for one-fifth of grad school…

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Young People Prepare for National ACT-SO Competition

Students can win up to $2,000 in scholarship money

Students compete in NAACP’s ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind in diverse categories such as cooking…

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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College Debt Burden Falls on 3 Kinds of Students

The typical undergraduate borrower isn't suffering

Three kinds of students seem to be most affected by unmanageable loan debts: grad students,…

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Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia and UPenn all have the distinction of being named Ivy League institutions of higher education. Since February 1954 these eight universities have been heralded for their academic excellence and standout athletic achievements. 	Almost 60 years later, those institutions are still recognized as the most prestigious centers of higher learning nationwide. While the general train of thought would be that the Elite 8 would solely produce cerebral types, some of today’s most notable and creative African American celebrities have walked their hallowed halls as well. With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know attended an Ivy League school. —Amber McKynzie

Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Schools Turns Them All Down

Accepts full 4-year scholarship at University of Alabama

Ronald Nelson and his family evaluate the financial aid the Ivy League and other top…

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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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Student Selling Handwritten Letter from Obama to Help Pay for Tuition

Young scholar plans to sell the letter for $9,500

A young student is selling the handwritten letter that he received from President Obama to…

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

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Get a 529 Plan Boost

You may be able to get a match for your 529 college savings plan

You know about the possibility of your 401(k) contributions being matched (typically by an employer),…

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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The Roses are applying a multistrategy approach to pay for college costs

The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

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Pay4College

The Do’s & Don’ts of Paying for College

College financing has changed since you went to school. In light of the dismal job…

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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Paying for the High Cost of Higher Education

Brenda and Mike Lipscomb relocated from New Jersey to Maryland in 2007 for better employment…

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Start an internship/externship: While you may only be out of school for a month and a half, it is still enough time to gain on-the-job experience with an externship or an internship. If need a jumping off point, reach out to professors, mentors and your network and spread the word that your looking to work over the break. Also, read your local newspaper to find out which companies are laying off workers--they'll be hard pressed to turn down free labor.

5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

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Economista: 5 Strategies for Getting College Scholarships

Don't apply for scholarships without following these steps

It pays to be strategic with how you look for college financing. Check out these…

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Economista: Why Micro-lenders Will Replace Sallie Mae

Social lending becomes an alternative to private student loan giants

There seems to be a new trend taking root when it comes to college financing.…

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Economista: Micro-loans for College Students?

How social loans are becoming a viable source for student borrowers

Companies have been springing up offering a micro lending model to student loans which aims…

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Managing Credit: Keeping Students Out of Credit Trouble

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

The final components of the White House’s “CARD Act” took effect last Wednesday. Major portions…

By Renita Burns

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Should You Get Your Degree in Three Years?

The tight economy has some schools offering a short-cut to a bachelors degree

The pinch of tuition has some students balking at the idea of a traditional four-year…

By Renita Burns

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Kids & Money: Paying for College and The Myth of Financial Independence

Money lessons we need to teach to our kids from K-12

Whether you have a child that’s prepping for college or your young one has finally…

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Economista: How to Pay for Grad School

A money guide for 20-somethings

While some students are fortunate enough to attend grad school for free through various programs,…

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Economista: Alternative Ways to Pay For College

Can�t get enough scholarship money and balking at students loans? Look no further.

Even after exhausting all the well-known avenues to help pay for college – scholarships, grants,…

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Millions Available to Pay for School

College scholarships for single mothers�and fathers, too

Women Who Rule the World, a one-day networking and dinner event sponsored by eLearners.com, a…

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College Aid 101

How to save the most money and still remain eligible for the best financial aid package

Although inflation is relatively dormant in most areas of the economy, it’s running wild on…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Money Matters: College Savings Vehicles

Sending a nephew to college

Last December, I became the primary caregiver of my late sister’s 5-year-old son. I’m currently…

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Getting the Most Out of Your College Tour

Tap into a vital resource in choosing the right school

Here are one guidance counselor’s recommendations to assist students of color to choose schools that…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Private Lenders Up in Arms Over Student Loan Bill

Legislation would benefit those who need relief most

While private lenders may lose a portion of funds from the federally backed loans in…

By Renita Burns

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Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

Income-Based Repayment plan reduces monthly minimum payments

College graduates facing mounting student loan debt may find relief in the new Income-Based Repayment…

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Navigating Financial Aid

Tips for understanding the financial aid process

Navigating the financial aid process can be just as daunting and perplexing as choosing…

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Investing as a College Student

Jumpstart your financial future, secure funds for your golden years

Investing as a college student is a surefire way to jumpstart your financial future and…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Cutting Edge: Back to School

Tips to help cut back on school spending

As you head back to school here a few additional resources to help you be…

By Renita Burns

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High School Summer Programs

Getting a head start on getting into college

For some students, summer is more about books than the beach

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