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College Tips: Beg, Borrow and Buy Used

By now, you should know that scholarships are a great way to reduce the overall cost of attending college. But, what do you do if you haven’t been fortunate enough to score enough to make much of a dent in your college expenses? You could get mad and scream for a few minutes (it never hurts to let off some steam now and then), but what would that really solve? Not much. There are, however, a few ways you can reduce your college costs, and it has to do with the three B’s – beg, borrow and buy used. Want to know more? Head over to Unigo.com and check out its new post, “3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your College Expenses.”


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We The Students Scholarship Program

Have you been following the Michael Brown case? Of course you have. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s nearly impossible not to see something about it on television or social media. Many people are upset with the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict, but there are also those who have read the evidence and agree with the findings. Unfortunately, some have turned to violence and crime to express their frustration, which is not a constructive way to start a dialogue or bring about change. There is, however, a more creative (and safe) environment for you to defend your position, whether it is for or against the Grand Jury’s decision.

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Seniors, Are You FAFSA Ready?

We’re betting you’ve heard the word “FAFSA” tossed around a bit lately, right? If you’re wondering what the FAFSA is (it’s the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) or how it relates to college, there’s only one thing you really need to know…the FAFSA is the key that unlocks free money for college! This form is probably one of the most important documents you will complete while getting ready to go to college. In just about six weeks, it will be available to you and your parents, so you’ll want to be FAFSA ready. Not sure what you’ll need or where to find the form? Our partner website, Unigo.com, has some quick tips that will help you line up everything you need to complete the FAFSA when it opens on January 1, 2015.

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3 Steps for Snagging the Best Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is just a few days away, and the excitement is already killing us. Seriously, who doesn’t like to get a great deal, right? And, for broke high school or college students, it’s the one time of the year where a few dollars can really get you some great stuff. Whether you’re looking for a new laptop or just need to update your gaming collection, the discounts are just too good to pass up. Unfortunately, some of you will make the age-old mistake of just heading out to shop without any plan in hand. Big mistake! That’s why we’ve put together this easy three-step plan to help you snag the best Black Friday deals.

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Add These December Scholarships to Your Wish List!

What new gadgets and toys will make your holiday wish list this year? Maybe you’re dreaming of the new iPhone 6 or one of those curved smart TVs. You might even be adventurous enough to ask for a trip to Europe, but there’s something else you probably should consider adding, as well — money for college. Yeah, we know it’s not fun to think about saving money, but it really will be appreciated when those college tuition bills start rolling in. And, it’s definitely better than getting another polka dot sweater from your grandmother (seriously, stop buying these!). Even if you have a huge extended family, you may still fall short of receiving enough money to help cover all your expenses next semester. That’s where we come in. Although we’d love to give you (and everyone else) a present this year, it’s simply not possible. So, we’re doing the next best thing and wrapping up this list of December scholarships just for you!

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