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20 Easy College Scholarship Applications

The cost of a college education is rising each year and the national student debt has exceeded one trillion. It’s important to have a plan of action on how you can lessen the amount of outstanding loans you have upon graduation.

Financial Aid Process

The financial aid process can seem overwhelming when you're trying to get ready for college.  The U. S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid is here to help you.

Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming when you're trying to get ready for college or career school. The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid is here to help you - See more at: http://visual.ly/financial-aid-process#sthash.sNbzqV0f.dpuf
Finding financial aid can seem overwhelming when you're trying to get ready for college or career school. The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid is here to help you - See more at: http://visual.ly/financial-aid-process#sthash.sNbzqV0f.dpuf

Organizing Financial Aid Applications

Carefully plan and organize scholarship applications - here are 10 scholarship hacks to guide you through the application process.

Searching for Scholarships

However, starting a scholarship search can be daunting. After a fairly straightforward college admissions process, the scholarship search can seem overwhelming.

FAFSA

Submit your free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for college.

What Types of Aid can I get?

Do I qualify for financial aid? What types of financial aid are there? These questions and many more are answered by Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education

Aid for Homeless or Low Income Students

Homeless & Low-Income Student Resource Guide - resources to cover costs associated with going to school, including tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care and more!

Easy Scholarships that are "No-Brainers"

I know it may seem as though every scholarship, regardless of the amount of money, requires a ton of work, but there are actually quite a few easy scholarships with simple applications that are fun and painless.

College Financial Aid

Navigating the college financial aid process can be a bit overwhelming, so I hope these sites help put your mind at ease.

Scholarship Websites

There are many wonderful websites available for parents and their students who are trying to compile a scholarship list.

Scholarships

Scholarship Search Engine

Finding Scholarships

How to search for scholarships using NextStepU.com