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How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay

Many college students do not realize it is the season to submit scholarships applications for the next school year. Now is a great time to make an account and scholarship profile at www.collegeincolorado.org. As you read over the scholarship applications that your search retrieves, you may notice that most scholarship applications would like to know […]

Why File a FAFSA?

For the first time in 10 years, we won’t be filling out a FAFSA – that’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Our children have graduated from college and are working at jobs they love. Thanks more to their efforts than ours, they graduated with much less student debt than the government’s College Scoreboard […]

Scholarships for Community College Students

Applying for scholarships can be a frustrating process all in itself, but looking to apply for scholarships geared toward community college students can be flat out maddening! Sometimes it can feel as though all the scholarships out there are for students recently graduating high school, or for those planning to attend a four year institution. […]

Student Loans: Be Careful What You Borrow

When you get your financial aid award notice, isn’t it tempting to “accept” the entire amount of your loan? For just a moment, you can imagine all the things you could do with the extra loan money. You could buy a new laptop. Work fewer hours. Fix your car. But wait—someday you will have to […]

8 Tips to Get out of College Debt Free

Yes, it’s possible to get out college without student loans – if you’re willing to work, save, and be resourceful. Why am I so sure? Because I did it myself! When I went off to Colorado State, I was a practical, numbers-oriented girl (still am) and the word “loans” gave me cold sweats. As much […]

How a Young Family can Save for College

I have two children, a 2 year-old and 3 month-old, so why am I already thinking about college you may ask. After all, I’m still 16 years away from my daughter stepping through the doors of higher education. I’ll tell you why. A highly competitive and educated workforce. Colorado is one of the most competitive […]

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