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You Can Go to Grad School

A few months ago one of my colleagues told me she was planning to go…

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A Domestic Queen with International Sales

A sweet victory

Woman business owner goes from no electricity and reading by candlelight to cupcake entrepreneur selling…

By Kevin Y. Brown

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High School Seniors Still Leaving Money on the Table

To increase FAFSA submissions, studies show that students need explicit guidance to navigate the paperwork

The most important of these prompts? Urging students to set aside a specific date and…

By Robin White Goode

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debt-free

You Can Graduate from College Debt-Free

Kevin Y. Brown of Debt-Free College Academy shows you how

One of the first things I noted in speaking with Brown is the vast well…

By Robin White Goode

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FAFSA

Don’t Get Suckered Into Paying an ‘Expert’ to Fill Out Your FAFSA Form

The first word in FAFSA is "free," therefore, you do not need to pay anyone to help you it fill out

Is your family paying someone to complete the FAFSA? The first word in FAFSA is…

By Jessica Brown

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Text

The Text Effect: Helping Poor Kids Get to College

Texting works in the short-term, but points to a larger problem

Studies show that text reminders help low-income students stay on task and enroll in college,…

By Robin White Goode

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John King

On the Record with John King, President Obama’s Education Secretary

As the Obama presidency draws to a close, King looks back

The other day I spoke with U.S. Education Secretary John King for a final interview.…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Aid

10 Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Office

Here are the questions you must ask the financial aid office in order to protect yourself and your financial security

Contacting the financial aid office is important before accepting awards. Asking these ten questions will…

By Jessica Brown

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financial aid

Financial Aid Myths to Debunk Now

Remember, knowledge is power

I can hardly claim to know everything about financial aid, but in the days when…

By Robin White Goode

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excel

#30 Day Challenge to Help You Excel This Semester

Put financial aid, career services, and chapel on your agenda

Not every school has a chapel, but almost every campus has quiet places where students…

By Robin White Goode

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We Need More Guidance Counselors Now

Without advising, many students fall through the cracks

The average Indiana school counselor is responsible for 634 students, ranking the state among the…

By Robin White Goode

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College Gurl

7 Top Financial Tips From College Gurl

This financial aid professional provides tips to keep you informed

Don’t borrow more than you need. “You will be responsible for paying this money back.…

By Robin White Goode

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higher education

Why the Next Decade Presents a Rare Opportunity for Shrinking the Higher Education Equity Gap

Lumina Foundation president & CEO speaks out

When it comes to minority attainment, it’s promising that the trend line is headed in…

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Are Student Loans Derailing Your American Dream?

Options to make the loan burden less so

Unlike many of her peers, Denesia Rodgers is married, a homeowner, and a mother—all the…

By Robin White Goode

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Lower Your Student Loan Payments Now

So you can get married, buy a house, have a baby, and move on with your life without onerous debt

For most students, income-driven repayment plans are a better option than forbearance, which capitalizes the…

By Robin White Goode

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Every Student Needs a Champion

A good teacher can affect your whole life

What effect is that of a good teacher? This writer’s whole life was affected by…

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How To Apply for Financial Aid Without the Stress

Talk is cheap, but college isn't

By filling out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, students alert schools…

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Why the Neediest Students Don’t Get Financial Aid

Is the FAFSA a tool of access or a barrier?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid often stymies needy students, causing them to…

By Robin White Goode

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college debt

College Fundamentals: Financial Aid 101

Make learning about financing your education a part of earning your degree

Applying for financial aid? It helps to know the lingo and understand what you’re getting…

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michelle obama

The First Lady Announces ‘Better Make Room’ Campaign

Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative begins new public awareness promotion

Better Make Room says that students reaching toward higher education deserve attention and support. Through…

By Robin White Goode

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How To

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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Black Female Voice Actor on How to Break into the Lucrative Voice-Over Business

“The secret society [of the voice-over business] is due in part because it’s a career…

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