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So, you want to further your education? Will you pursue a college degree or vocational certification? Which schools offer the programs you need? Is there a campus near you or can you complete it online? Will financial aid be an option? Whether you already have answers to these questions or you’ve just started your research, you’ve come to the right place. is here to help, so let’s get started!

Financial Aid

Once you've figured out your area of interest and what kind of degree or certification you'll pursue, the next big question is how to pay for it. While higher education costs can seem prohibitive, the good news is that there are lots of options available to help you finance your academic pursuits.

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Is a Private College Education Really Better?

Mar 3, 2015 | 02:03 PM

If you ask many high school seniors, the ultimate college dream is to attend an Ivy League school, such as Harvard University or Yale University. These schools represent the highest pinnacle in a college education and many students would be willing to do whatever it takes just to get a ‘golden ticket’ to any of them. Unfortunately, that dream also comes at a price. It’s no secret that a private …

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FAFSA: A New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep

Jan 3, 2015 | 11:01 AM

Another holiday season is winding to an end. The tree is by the curb, the decorations are back in storage, and the lights are coming down this weekend (or next weekend, or whenever the neighbors start to complain). The resolutions have been made, and more than a few have undoubtedly already been broken. For high school seniors, college students and parents of both, there is one resolution that they may …

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Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students

Nov 24, 2014 | 12:11 PM

Current statistics reveal that college is becoming a growing reality for today’s minority students. In fact, Hispanic, African-American and Asian enrollments have continued to increase over the years while enrollment levels for Caucasian students have dropped. This may be because of the many additional financial aid resources that are available to minority students. Over the years, several organizations have pioneered programs to increase college access to those who are traditionally …

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Va. Gov. meets with black leaders in Cha...

Apr 1, 2015 | 04:04 PM

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) met with black community leaders and students in Charlottesville on Wednesday for a discussion on police use of force after the violent arrest of a black University of Virginia student last month.Read full article >> Read more

April Fool’s Day brings satire — and...

Apr 1, 2015 | 02:04 PM

Wednesday was a day for ridiculous stories at campus papers, double-takes, pranks by some college presidents — and some backlash and apologies at the University of Virginia’s Cavalier Daily for April Fools Day satire that some readers didn’t think was at all funny, coming days after a nationally publicized arrest Read more

Strauss: How and why convicted Atlanta t...

Apr 1, 2015 | 01:04 PM

An Atlanta jury convicted 11 teachers of racketeering and other crimes in a standardized test-cheating scandal believed to be the worst of a wave of test cheating in nearly 40 states and Washington, D.C. — not by students but by teachers and administrators who were under pressure to meet certain Read more

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