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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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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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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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Your Money: The Would’ve, Should’ve ...

Jan 30, 2015 | 05:01 PM

A White House plan to remove a tax break for saving money for college in 529 plans goes awry, and the reason includes money and feelings. Read more

“It’s just one night!” Sorority le...

Jan 30, 2015 | 02:01 PM

National sorority leaders said Friday they have been very surprised by the reaction to a letter sent to University of Virginia chapters warning them to avoid fraternity parties on campus Saturday night.Read full article >> Read more

U-Va. president, in a year of challenges...

Jan 30, 2015 | 11:01 AM

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan gave this speech Friday in Charlottesville, addressing campus safety and other recent issues that have challenged the community of Virginia’s public flagship. A university official said Sullivan was aiming to spotlight efforts to shape “the university’s future entering its third century.”Read full article Read more

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