Paying For It

Money management matters when it comes to financing an education. Most students get some form of financial assistance such. A few students even get a “free ride,” where all their costs are paid for. These are known as grants and scholarships. Whether you go to an Ivy League university, community college or vocational school, financial aid is available in many forms.

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Be Money Smart


Managing your money involves more than just making a budget. Be on the lookout for things that may harm your financial well-being.

Beware of the following bad deals and scams. Here’s how to avoid them:

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BAD DEAL #1: Fee-based scholarship searches and fee-based FAFSA assistance

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BAD DEAL #2: Identity Theft

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BAD DEAL #3: Unreasonable Private Loans

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Posted 09/03/2009

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In high school maybe twice a year we would get letters from different people saying, ‘Come to this workshop and we will help you find money for school’. And so me and my mom actually went to one. And they made it seem like the FAFSA would be so hard to fill out. So not long after that I was at the public library and I obtained a copy of that year’s FAFSA and me and my mom went through it. And it’s not hard at all. It’s simple and the instructions are there.

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Christina,
Louisiana State University

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