August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 Financial Aid News Vacation

Ready for the New School Year?

It’s time — the car is packed and you’re heading to school. But, what happens if there are last-minute expenses that pop up? There are options. Federal Parent PLUS loans and alternative student loans can help families cover those last-minute expenses. If you’ve maxed out on grants, scholarships and federal aid and still need more money, consider private student and Parent PLUS loans to fill the gap. Don’t wait until you are headed to college to discover that you're short on funds.

Compare your loan options here.

The Seven Scholarships

This monthly section of the Edvisors Financial Aid Newsletter features an intriguing list of scholarships that share a common characteristic. We hope this section will make you smile and inspire you to apply for more scholarships.

Seven Faith-Based Scholarships

  1. Brigham Young University Scholarships
  2. The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Merit Scholarship
  3. Islamic Scholarship Fund
  4. Brawerman Fellowships
  5. John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships
  6. Science and Sanatan Dharma Scholarship
  7. United Methodist Scholarship Program

Don’t miss the exciting scholarship opportunities this month on To enter, simply log in to your account and spend your points on these drawings before midnight Pacific on the date indicated:

  • $1,000 Dog Days of Summer Scholarship (8/31/15)
  • $1,000 Southpaw Scholarship (8/31/15)
  • $1,000 Perfect Day Scholarship (8/31/15)
  • ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship (3/15/15)

Watch for our notification emails to see if you are a winner!

High Schoolers!

Have you started your college research yet? Check out the Financial Aid Roadmap to learn what you can be doing to prepare for college right now.

Ask Edvisors: Your Questions, Answered


My daughter will be enrolling in college in two years. Is it too late to start saving for college? If not, which type of college savings plan is best?

Get the answer from the financial aid experts at Edvisors.


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Tips on Paying for College

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Term of the Month

Renewable Scholarship

A renewable scholarship is available for all four years of the student’s undergraduate education, instead of for just one year. Scholarship recipients may have to maintain satisfactory academic progress, write annual reports to the sponsor and/or participate in particular activities to retain the renewable scholarship.

See more terms in the Edvisors glossary.