How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look
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Be a savvy scholarship searcher. Take advantage of the internet to search out the scholarship – or scholarships – right for you. Here are some resources to get you started:
- Good, general starting places include www.scholarships.com, www.fastweb.com, and www.collegeboard.org.
- Latino students can search for scholarships at www.maldef.org or www.haceonline.org. For other minority scholarships, visit www.finaid.org.
- For out-of-the-box scholarships – such as those for vegetarians, getting creative with duct tape, and even being left-handed - visit www.scholarships.com, and www.fastweb.com.
A word of caution as you’re searching for scholarships – be alert to scams. If you have to pay in order to compete for a scholarship, it may be a scam. Learn more about scholarship scams at www.ftc.gov.
Article courtesy of Family Features.
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