August 2017 Newsletter

FAN August 2017

FAFSA for the win!

Did you know that hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money is left unawarded every year because students didn’t file the FAFSA? It’s a common misconception that “middle-class” families won’t qualify for any aid. Don’t leave free money on the table. Filing the FAFSA isn’t just for federal student loans. It can be a gateway to grants and scholarships as well. READ MORE>>

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Rx for student loan stress

Now is the time of year when education and funding collide. It’s not uncommon for first year (and returning) students to experience some heartburn in the process. Check out our articles on loan limits, loan disbursements, and private student loan options to help relieve some of the stress and confusion.

5 healthcare scholarships

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are projected to increase by 19% between 2014 and 2024. Here’s five scholarships aimed at helping future healthcare professionals reach their goals!

Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Allied Health Care Scholarship

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship

Army Nurse Corps Association

5 affordable medical schools

Think becoming a physician is out of reach? Yes, medical school can be expensive. But it may be more affordable than you think. READ MORE>>

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NEW! ScholarTips

Looking for scholarships for your particular area of study? What about scholarships that cater to weird and unusual characteristics or hobbies? Our new page ScholarTips provides leads on scholarships and grants aka free money for college. READ MORE>>

Term of the Month

prior-prior year

No. It’s not a typo. Prior-prior year is a real thing. It is your tax information from two years earlier. For example, for this academic year (2017-2018), you would use prior-prior year information from 2015.