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Affording college tips for upper middle class

Affording college tips for upper middle class

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When researching money for college, most parents start to realize the undeniable truth: money is only given to low income families and the lower middle class. That's about it. The upper class, the wealthy, don't need the financial assistance. So what happens to those people in between? Unfortunately, upper middle class families fall through the cracks, and the result is they are not able to afford college for their children. Providing Income Tax Information for Student College Financial Aid Here is the Catch-22 that the upper middle class is caught in. The parent or parents have saved for college since the child's birth, contributing to 529 accounts or general savings accounts. Even though they saved well, parents could not predict the astronomical rise in cost for a college e...
Scholarship tips for Hispanic students

Scholarship tips for Hispanic students

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In the United States today, the number of Hispanic students seeking scholarships and grants has risen astronomically. Years ago, this type of funding would have been hard to come by; however, in recent years private organizations and even Fortune 500 companies have generously given to young Latinos. Parents and students should take on the task of finding money for college as early as possible. Parents can start by searching for funding in their own places of work, inquiring within human resources about any money set aside specifically for children of employees. In addition, parents and students should set aside time together to search online. On their own, students can check their school's website or ask their guidance counselor for a list of private grants available for Latinos. ...
How to get Benjy Grinberg and other scholarships

How to get Benjy Grinberg and other scholarships

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High school students and their parents are always looking for ways to cut the cost of college tuition. One of the easiest ways to receive free money is to obtain a scholarship such as a Benjy Grinberg scholarship; however, students must do the necessary research and planning to apply for a scholarship. Types of Scholarships Generally, there are two types of scholarships: need-based and talent or merit-based. The first, need-based, are scholarships that are provided to students who demonstrate financial need to attend college. Most colleges have a set amount of scholarship money reserved for students in need. Distribution of this money is dependent on the Estimated Family Contribution established by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Talent or merit-based s...
Tips to making most of studying abroad

Tips to making most of studying abroad

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Studying abroad is a wonderful experience that gives college students the opportunity to meet new people, travel to exciting destinations, and pick up or improve foreign language skills. Here are a few ways to make the most of studying abroad and have as memorable an experience as possible! Making Friends: Pick Up an Activity or Sport President of the Theater Club? Intramural referee? Active in community service? When studying abroad, take an activity of interest from home and find an opportunity to pursue it in the foreign country. It's a great way to meet new people. Alternatively, take advantage of being away from the normal hectic schedule (no soccer practice every day, no campus job, and no student activities meetings while abroad), and use that time to participate in a new acti...
Getting a Degree in Distance Education

Getting a Degree in Distance Education

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Distance education, or e-learning, continues expanding in private and public education and as training for organizations. As a result, more universities are beginning to offer degrees, diplomas and certificates related to teaching the craft of distance learning. This growth is also found in the number of associations that work in support of distance education providers. For example, the United States Distance Learning Association is one among many groups that support distance learning research, development and applied knowledge in education, training and communications. Study of Distance Education Provides Many Options for Learning Some distance education degrees are found in the areas of the technology used to deliver online learning. Learning by distance often involves multi...
7 Steps to a Busy & Fulfilling Retirement

7 Steps to a Busy & Fulfilling Retirement

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After a long and rewarding career developing skills and racking up accolades, the prospect of retirement can be daunting. You have known nothing but structure, routine, and regular interaction with others throughout school and your working life. Almost overnight, you are expected to adjust to a life with no schedule, reduced income, and possibly a much smaller social circle. Of course, retirement has the potential to be an exciting time when you stand on the precipice of relaxation, joy, freedom, and endless possibilities. If you are getting close to retirement and how to make the most of the next stage of your life, here are seven steps to a busy, financially secure, and fulfilling retirement.      1. Get your finances straight A major concern for many new retirees is whether the...