Financial Aid Package

Outside Scholarships and Your Financial Aid Package

When I won my first scholarship for college, I was ecstatic. I proudly walked into the financial aid office and turned over my check to be deposited into my account. A few days later, I pulled up my account online to view my financial aid package and noticed that one of my college grants had been reduced. Livid, I called up the financial aid office to find out why. That’s when I learned about a little-known rule called the Federal Overaward Regulation (34 CRF 637.5). Under this provision, outside scholarships are considered resources and can reduce your financial aid dollar-for-dollar. In fact, colleges are required to reduce your aid package whenever the total from all resources exceeds the school’s tuition costs by more than $300.

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May Scholarship

10 May Scholarships You Shouldn’t Overlook

It’s hard to believe, but the school year will be coming to a close very soon. High school seniors will be saying good-bye to old friends and familiar places, and juniors are just now realizing that their carefree lives will soon be coming to an end. College students, on the other hand, may be looking forward to a much needed break from the spring semester or heading off to study abroad this summer. But one thing they all have in common is the opportunity to use these final weeks of school to crank out some scholarship applications, and hopefully earn some much needed money for college. The following May scholarships offer something for just about everyone, so I encourage students to apply to as many as possible.

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Full-Ride Scholarships

The Truth About Full-Ride Scholarships

Today, we are focusing on the elusive full-ride scholarship. Yes, you heard that correctly – we said “elusive” because while they are out there, full-ride scholarships can be more challenging to obtain. We didn’t say it was impossible, but winning one of these awards may not be as easy as you might think. Thankfully, our scholarship specialist, Tiffany, is here to give you the inside scoop. So, sit back and enjoy the video!

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All About Education

This Month, It’s All About Education!

Every month, ScholarshipExperts.com offers students just like yourself the unique opportunity to win free money for college by simply writing a short essay. This month, we’re featuring the $3,000 All About Education Scholarship. To enter, all you have to do is explain how $3,000 will make a difference in your life. Want to get some inside tips on how to be a stronger contender? Watch this short clip featuring one of our scholarship specialists, Tiffany.

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Golf Scholarships

Find Your ‘Sweet Spot’ With These Golf Scholarships

Do you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors looking for birdies, eagles or albatrosses? Well, you’re either a member of the Audubon Society or a golfer. If you belong to the latter half, you probably already know that today is National Golfer’s Day. It’s a perfect excuse to take off early from school and hit the links, especially since there may be money to be won. And we’re not talking about those side bets you place with your friends. We mean scholarship money! It’s not just the football and basketball players who score all the green for college. Many organizations offer golfers substantial awards for playing on school teams or simply because they love the game. Don’t believe us? Check out these golf scholarships you can receive simply for getting a little ball to go into a cup.

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