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Important Money Tips for Older Adults Going Back to College

October 19th, 2015 by schoolbound

Returning to college, or going for the first time, can be harder than the course work itself, as Cliff Robertson, Jr., of Tyler, Texas, is discovering, in large part because he refuses to go into debt to pay for school. “It’s requiring every penny I can scrape up, applying for every program even remotely available. Then there are the bills of life that simply do not stop,” says the 49-year-old, …


Online master’s degree becomes more widely accepted – but still faces hurdles

September 9th, 2015 by schoolbound

Earning a master’s degree from a for-profit online university may be a viable option, but many say it’s not necessarily worth the bang for your buck. With the proliferation of people with online master’s degrees, employers and job recruiters have found that some online degrees are preferred among others. “Traditional universities that offer online degrees are usually better than for-profit online universities,” said the vice president of a top recruiting …


OnlineU.org Announces New 2015 Rankings of the Top Online Degrees

July 9th, 2015 by schoolbound

University of Southern California, North Carolina State University, and University of Florida capture the most spots across 7 subject areas In the course of our deliberation process, we put a lot of effort into identifying metrics for each specific program that we felt best conveyed proof of success for the students and its program Kirkland, WA (PRWEB)July 07, 2015 SR Education Group, an online education research publisher based in Kirkland, …


Rejected? You Still Have Options

May 18th, 2015 by schoolbound

April is an exciting month for most high school seniors. Most have received their college acceptance letters and are making their final decisions on where they will attend college this fall. Unfortunately, some students have not been so lucky; some are still sweating it out, hoping to make it off the waiting list, or worse, they’ve only received college rejection letters. There are a number of reasons why students may not have …


Where to Find and Apply for College Scholarships

April 13th, 2015 by schoolbound

When it comes to searching and applying for scholarships, many students and parents are unsure about where to look. Here are five places you should always turn to when seeking free money for college: 1. Searching and Applying for Scholarships Online Use reliable scholarship websites that offer updated scholarship data and a profile-based matching system. Time-saving scholarship matching services will use the information you supply about your grades, hobbies, awards, …


Is a Private College Education Really Better?

March 3rd, 2015 by schoolbound

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 …


FAFSA: A New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep

January 3rd, 2015 by schoolbound

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 …


Financial Aid Resources for Minority Students

November 24th, 2014 by schoolbound

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 …


College Financial Aid 101

November 18th, 2014 by schoolbound

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 …


Six Tips to Avoid Scholarships Scams

November 12th, 2014 by schoolbound

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 …