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ryanhlane
Well, scholarship challenge participants, you did it—you made it to the final challenge. And while my posts may stop here, your journey won’t. In fact, it’s just the beginning. Why? Because challenge number 12 is to start over and complete each challenge again.     But before you do that, take a step back, celebrate your accomplishment, and… (Show more)
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ashleynorwood
The Higher Education Act (HEA) governs federal student aid programs (among other facets of higher education). Congress revises it periodically to address the ever-changing higher education landscape, and the latest update is now 4 years overdue.   We finally saw some movement on this in late November 2017, as Republicans introduced the Promoting… (Show more)
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josef
When I entered graduate school, I focused on two things: my studies and locating the next free meal on campus. However, in my second year of school, I realized that to get the most out of the experience, I actually had to stop dedicating so much time to my studies.   Here are the three things I focused on instead. You don’t have to wait for… (Show more)
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cassandrag
Have you ever had that one textbook you couldn’t find cheaper than $200? Then, when you try to sell it back to your college’s bookstore, they’re barely willing to give you $50 for it?   It’s a rip off, but what’s the alternative—let the book gather dust on your desk out of principle? We’ve all been there, but I don't plan on ever going back.… (Show more)
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ryanhlane
Happy New Year, Salt® Community! (Well, sort of.)   The calendar may not have flipped to 2018 yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a head start on next year’s resolutions—especially if you plan to decrease your college costs by winning a few scholarships. As always, Salt has you covered with a list of awards with deadlines in January 2018.… (Show more)
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agodzie2
Please i'm a freshman from Ghana and i got admission to University of Maine at Fort Kent but it's quite unfortunate i don't have any support from parents or anyone.I really want to school too,please how do i afford my bills?
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ashleynorwood
If your Thanksgiving was like mine, you’re probably still recovering from a food coma—and an awkward family conversation or two. For the high school seniors out there, those interactions might have been about your plans for next year or how you’ll pay for them.   Well, in belated honor of Thanksgiving, I’d like to let you know about some higher… (Show more)
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cassandrag
This semester, I was promoted to assistant manager at my job, an opportunity that I (regrettingly) passed up last year because it made me feel uncomfortable. I didn’t know if I could handle dealing with a staff, making schedules, and keeping people accountable.    This year, however, I’ve pushed myself more—and told myself that I would not let a… (Show more)
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ryanhlane
Greetings, scholarship challenge participants!   We’re close to the end of the year, and hopefully, you’ve made some positive strides as a scholarship applicant over the past 11 months. Maybe you’ve performed more community service, or perhaps you’ve improved your GPA this semester,   Ideally, this hard work has led to one or two scholarship… (Show more)
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ashleynorwood
There has been a lot of controversy in the news about proposed changes to federal student loan programs, student loan tax benefits, and college access in the last year. One good piece of news that I thought was important to highlight during November (when we celebrate Veterans Day) is the expansion of the GI Bill.   Quick History Lesson   The… (Show more)
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