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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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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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College Financial Aid 101

Nov 18, 2014 | 11:11 AM

First aid, Band-aid®, Hearing aid, Kool-Aid® … Financial Aid Typically, “aid” gives some form of help, and financial aid is no different.  (Fair enough, Kool- Aid®  isn’t the most helpful beverage out there but it is good and makes me smile.) Financial Aid is a pretty big topic which we will discuss in more detail in the future, but for starters, let’s get the basics down.  Financial Aid is a …

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Six Tips to Avoid Scholarships Scams

Nov 12, 2014 | 05:11 PM

Imagine this: You receive a letter from some national company informing you that you’ve been selected as a scholarship finalist, even though you can’t remember applying. All you have to do to secure your scholarship is fill out a form online, and cover the nominal cost of the scholarship taxes with a quick credit card payment.  The company assures you that your scholarship check will be sent immediately upon receipt …

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Strauss: Here’s who got the biggest Ga...

Dec 21, 2014 | 08:12 AM

Bill Gates is famous for many things, including spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, promote and defend the Common Core State Standards. In 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded millions more for the Core, plus other issues in the education world.Read full article >> Read more

International Education: UMass-Lowell an...

Dec 21, 2014 | 07:12 AM

The American military contractor will provide $50 million to help cover the cost of the first seven years of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s venture. Read more

Firing this D.C. principal makes no sens...

Dec 21, 2014 | 07:12 AM

Hiring good principals is the key to making good schools. Firing good principals is the opposite. So I don’t understand why D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is not renewing the contract of a fine principal, Peter J. Cahall of Woodrow Wilson High School.Read full article >> Read more

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