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dianemelville
Happy New Year, Everyone!   As you may know, my main goal in the Salt Community is to help you all to find and win free money to pay for college. To do this, I’m trying something a bit different this year—and launching a monthly scholarship challenge series!   Instead of writing blogs, I’m going to work with you each month to develop a new… (Show more)
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aaronw
Author: Betsy Mayotte (betsym)   A few weeks ago, the IRS quietly removed access to its IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that students and student loan borrowers use to apply for federal aid and lower payment options. The DRT is used by millions of students each year to make filling out the FAFSA easier and less error prone by allowing them to… (Show more)
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pjszews@madisoncollege.edu
Hello, I am currently enrolled in a two-year degree studying the Culinary Arts at Madison Area Technical College, going into the second semester of the first year, and I have been struggling with overcoming a physical disability that I tried treating with surgery last year. As a result, I have been unable to work, and am in need of student loans,… (Show more)
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dianemelville
How is everyone doing on the 2017 Scholarship Challenge? (Does the silence in the comments mean that everyone is doing well?)   If you still need a few more scholarships to round out your list for challenge #1, check out these scholarships with deadlines coming up in March. For those of you who are not participating in the scholarship challenge,… (Show more)
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dianemelville
We’re almost 25% of the way through 2017—time flies when you’re having fun I guess.   I’ve put together another list of awesome scholarships with deadlines coming up in April 2017. To those of you who are participating (or vowed to participate) in the 2017 Scholarship Challenge, I will check in on each of you during the month of March to see how… (Show more)
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cassandrag
Few people know what it means to be an “independent student” at a college or university. If you do, you likely understand how difficult it can be—from both a procedural and a personal standpoint.   When I applied for independence, I had no knowledge on what to do, and because the process lasted so long, I was constantly worried about the… (Show more)
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cassandrag
I sometimes dread going back to school after break. There is always a little bit of anxiousness for the new semester and the upcoming summer. (I also miss staying up until 4 a.m., waking up at 2 p.m., lounging around with friends, and eating terribly over break.)   I feel a lot better by going back prepared and with a plan in mind. Here’s how I… (Show more)
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dianemelville
  Welcome back to the scholarship challenge! (Per the usual, check out this blog post if you have no idea what I’m talking about).   How are you all coming along on the first challenge? (Challenge #1: Find 10 Scholarships is due by February 28, 2017). Each challenge builds upon the previous challenge so you’ll want to jump in early to get the most… (Show more)
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cassandrag
It’s the last day of the first month of a new year. If you haven’t set goals for the year ahead of us yet, you still have time to do so in January! (Or to start them again, if you’ve already bailed!)   I, for one, love to set goals. It helps me stay focused, motivated, and accomplished. However, if you’re not careful, it is easy to set goals that… (Show more)
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ssgillespie4
My son is graduating in May 2017. His grades aren't that great (2.4), but he is doing better his senior year (3.0 approximately). He has been on the swim team (12th grade) and played football his freshman year. He was active in his church before moving to a new state his senior year. He would like to major in Education with a focus on Physical… (Show more)
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