Tag Archives: financial aid

How to Tackle Financial Aid as a Parent in 2012

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

By Sasha King

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4 Funding Resources for Professional Artists

How to finance your professional passion for your next masterpiece

Here are top resources to ensure you won’t be a starving artist as you follow…

By Sirita Wright

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Leave Justin Combs Alone: Whether Rich or Poor, An Earned Reward is His To Keep

Any wealthy offspring who doesn't embody negative stereotypes should be lauded

The argument that the son of a multimillionaire should return a scholarship he rightfully earned…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Santa Monica College Proposes Controversial Tiered Tuition Fees

In an effort to combat classroom overcrowding, one college considers having students pay a premium for extra classes

Santa Monica College has cased some controversy with a proposed tiered tuition which would provide…

By Anslem Samuel

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How to Negotiate a Better Financial Aid Package

Use these tips to get the best deal on college financing

In addition to buying a home, funding a college education is probably one of the…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Studying Abroad Still an Option for College Students of Color

Despite the hurdles preventing many African-American students from studying abroad, resources and a little perseverance make it a possibility

According to the latest Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange, a study run by…

By Janel Martinez

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10 Twitter Accounts That Can Prep You For College

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

From SAT prep to financial assistance, follow these 10 Twitter handles

By Janel Martinez

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10 Tips for Filing Your FAFSA Form for College Financial Aid

How to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and get more money to finance your education

How to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and get more money…

By Janel Martinez

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Top 10 Myths about Saving for College

See the myths and learn the facts about how the 529 plan can help you save for college

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On average, the cost of college doubles every nine years according…

By LaToya M. Smith

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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…

By Robin White Goode

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For-Profit Educational Institutions Under Fire

Supporters say they provide unprecedented access to minorities; others caution buyers to beware

The for-profit education sector is a multi-billion dollar industry. In 2009, students attending for-profit institutions…

By Joyce Jones

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5 Dos and Don’ts of College Financing

Now more than ever higher education comes at a high cost. Here are a few tips to lighten the long term financial load.



College financing has changed since most of today’s parents went to school. The average college…

By Robin White Goode

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Could an Independent School be an Option for Your Child?

With financial aid, community organizations and a support network, you may have more educational options than you think

Education is a hot topic these days, especially in light of the provocative, powerful film…

By Robin White Goode

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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…

By Renita Burns

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Kids & Money: How to Put Stocks in Your Child’s Name

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

Since opening a brokerage account is out of the question for your minor opening a…

By Renita Burns

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College Aid 101

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

If your children are destined for college, one thing is certain: You can expect to…

By Donald Jay Korn

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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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Obama Signs Order Boosting HBCU Funding

Investment guarantees students access to low-cost federal loans

President Barack Obama signed the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, proposing…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Cutting Edge: Uncle Sam Gives Back to Students

Tax credits for textbook purchases expanded

Looks like Uncle Sam has a little treat for cash-strapped college students.

By Renita Burns

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A Life Raft for Student Loan Borrowers

Task force recommendation could lessen repayment load

If you’re experiencing financial difficulty, student loan payments can feel like a weight on your…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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