WHAT’S NEXT FOR FEDERAL FUNDING?…WHO CARES!

There is so much being said regarding federal funding and the need for oversight of higher education, grants and programs that are now closely regulated and monitored as a result of the government’s involvement.

Now the back and forth is and continues to be the amount actually available for students to attend college. I wouldn’t count on it. This article in Inside Higher Education  (http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/03/08/safra).

I’m sorry and wish I had better news for you, but just look around and see how so much of what we are doing now and the money we are spending will be a direct burden on all of us in the future. This includes providing more and more funds for higher education.

I remember posting articles back in the past regarding state funding, and everything else that allows government to offer assistance. Pell grants help, but not enough.

Sooo….

It’s scholarship time!!!

Check this list of websites I compiled that makes it so easy for you to quickly and efficiently. Now, make sure you have all your I’s dotted and T’s crossed as far as your search goes, and applying accordingly to have the best chances for free money!

Don’t mess with all the hassle.

This article I posted recently regarding the best known scholarship websites.

Student loans might be inevitable. Wait for my next article about student loans, and typical tips, tricks and FAQ’s on student loans.

 

www.Back2college.com – aid and resources for re-entry students

www.Blackexcel.org – federal scholarships aid gateways and 25 scholarship gateways

www.Brokescholar.com – will match your profile against thousands of available scholarships

www.Clubscholarship.com – part of the collegiate funding.com network and lists more than 500,000 awards

www.Collegeboard.com – offers a database with over 2,300 sources of funding

www.Collegeanswer.com – offers free scholarship searches

www.Collegescholarships.com – provides scholarship searches and personalized scholarship application assistance

www.Collegeview.com – another free online scholarship search engine

www.Gocollege.com – has over 600,000 scholarships with over 8,000 funding sources

www.Fastweb.com – will match profile against thousands of scholarships throughout the year

www.Fastaid.com – says they are the oldest and largest free scholarship search engines

www.Hispanicscholarship.com – maintains database of scholarships for Hispanic students

www.Nextstudent.com – offers free scholarship search, student loans and loan counseling

www.Scholarshipexperts.com – free online search engine of thousands of scholarships available

www.Scholarships.com – another free scholarship search engine

www.Studentawards.com – contains both U.S. and Canadian scholarship databases

www.Supercollege.com – another substantial free scholarship search engine

I find these websites to be the most user friendly. They also offer a wider variety of all sorts of scholarships. They allow you to easily transfer information, create profiles and do a lot of the daily searching for you.

Be sure to include any other sites or scholarships that you would like to share with others. Offer any comments or suggestions to this post!

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MY NEXT POST REGARDING STUDENT LOANS. WONDERING IF THEY ARE WORTH IT? AFRAID THAT YOU WILL BE IN DEBT FOREVER?

You don’t have to go bankrupt for college. There are ways around it and I’m going to provide you with some of those next. 🙂

Remember…

My Success is Your Success,

Keith Lipke

Keith Lipke is a careers and college recruiter, coach, mentor and blogger at     The Hope Chest. His passion is to educate, inspire, and give hope to young people who need it upon their search for the right career and college.

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