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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. SchoolBound.com 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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Blog

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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News

Next-generation tests roll out in Maryla...

Mar 6, 2015 | 03:03 AM

Around the edges of snow storms, and amid a national fury about testing and new academic standards designed to improve public education, tens of thousands of students in Maryland and the District sat down this week to take a new kind of standardized exam.Read full article >> Read more

Strauss: Principal to parents: ‘We don...

Mar 6, 2015 | 12:03 AM

Troy LaRaviere is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation in Education. He has been outspoken about school reform policies that he thinks are harmful to children or a waste of Chicago Public Schools money. Here’s an example, Read more

The Learning Network: Should Circuses Be...

Mar 6, 2015 | 12:03 AM

Is it cruel to use wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and bears, as traveling entertainers? Or would the circus just not be the circus without its animal stars? Read more

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