Category Archives: Loans and scholarships

Nominate Your Instructor for CengageBrain’s Greatest Professor Award!

Show your appreciation for your favorite college instructor! Nominate your instructor for the CengageBrain Greatest Professor Award and we’ll create five honorary $500 scholarships in their name! Why should you nominate your instructor? It’s a win-win! You recognize your instructor’s … Continue reading

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Things college students need to know about federal student aid and FAFSA deadlines

With the cost of a college education rising each year, you’ll want to take advantage of all the federal student aid that you can qualify for. Spring means that you may be filing for aid and meeting your FAFSA deadlines … Continue reading

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Tax breaks and tips for college students filing returns

With student debt growing and becoming a burden to recent graduates, college students will want to take all the tax deductions they can to save money. Federal tax filing is very complicated and the information here provides just a few … Continue reading

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Last call: Apply now for The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down … Continue reading

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Tips for college students filing for FAFSA

Ah January—a time for resolutions, heading back to campus and … filing for FAFSA. Whether you are still applying for college or already on campus, college students soon learn that the beginning of the year is when they have to … Continue reading

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What you need to know: Government shutdown, Amber Alert, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

It’s not the first time there’s been a federal government shutdown, nor is it likely to be the last. Disagreement in Congress about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, frequently referred to as Obamacare, has led the federal government … Continue reading

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Federal Stafford Loan interest rate increase: Who it affects

This week there was some bad news for college students hoping to get a subsidized federal student loan, called a Stafford Loan, to help pay for college. Congress has allowed the interest rate for subsidized loans to double from 3.4% … Continue reading

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America’s Top TA — Vote for your favorite teaching assistant today!

Students from across the country are nominating their teaching assistants for America’s Top TA, telling us how their TAs go above and beyond to help them succeed in class. Now it’s your turn to cast your vote. It’s up to … Continue reading

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College student debt on the rise: Tips on how to prevent disaster

Not to further terrify those of us already dreading the college debt that’s waiting to greet us upon graduation, but according to a study released this week, college student debt is on the rise and the job market for recent … Continue reading

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Rising cost of college: How to overcome student loans and income inequality

Most of us were more worried about getting into our college of choice than we were about paying for that education. But the cost of college has risen dramatically in recent years. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, … Continue reading

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