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The idea of the broke college student is a well-worn cliché, conjuring up images of extreme money-saving measures.

College Student Saves on Rent by Building Makeshift Cabin

August 28, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
The idea of the broke college student is a well-worn cliché, conjuring up images of extreme money-saving measures. Thrift store clothing, Dumpster-dived furniture, and dinner from the manager's
High school students now have more proof that it's as hard to get into college as they think it is. A study released this week titled Playing the Admissions Game: Student Reactions to Increasing College Competition looked at the record number of students applying to the country's top colleges and the decrease in admission rates at those schools.

Competition Continues to Grow in Admissions Process

August 28, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
High school students now have more proof that it's as hard to get into college as they think it is. A study released this week titled "Playing the Admissions Game: Student Reactions to Increasing
A Web site that aims to help more Hispanics graduate from four-year colleges has kicked off a research campaign to find out about those students' perspectives on higher education to make services for them more effective.

Latinosincollege.com Launches Survey of Hispanic Students

August 27, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
A Web site that aims to help more Hispanics graduate from four-year colleges has kicked off a research campaign to find out about those students' perspectives on higher education to make services for
Attending community college is a great way to save money on the first two years of higher education, but for many students, paying for school after they transfer to a four-year college or university can still be difficult. Now, transfer students in Alabama will get help with their last two years of school, thanks to a new state scholarship.Alabama has launched a new scholarship program for graduates of the state's two-year community and technical colleges that will allow them to receive a bachelor's degree for free. Alabama State University and Alabama A&M will each award 250 two-year full-tuition scholarships starting this fall, with the number of available scholarship awards to double to 500 apiece next year.

New Scholarship for Alabama Transfer Students

August 27, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Attending community college is a great way to save money on the first two years of higher education, but for many students, paying for school after they transfer to a four-year college or university
Earlier this summer, it came to light that for some students in Illinois, being accepted by state colleges was less about what they knew than who they knew, as an investigation into admission practices revealed the existence of a special clout list of well-connected applicants to the University of Illinois. Now, the Associated Press is reporting that some college scholarships in the state may be governed by a similar principle.

Illinois Lawmakers Rewarding Donations with Scholarships

August 26, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Earlier this summer, it came to light that for some students in Illinois, being accepted by state colleges was less about what they knew than who they knew, as an investigation into admission
Sen. Edward Kennedy, a U.S. Congressman for more than 40 years, has left behind a long history of higher education programming, including the passage of an act last summer that expanded grant funding for low income students.

Sen. Edward Kennedy Leaves Mark on Higher Education

August 26, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Sen. Edward Kennedy, a U.S. Congressman for more than 40 years, has left behind a long history of higher education programming, including the passage of an act last summer that expanded grant funding
Over the course of the last year, a number of colleges and universities have begun to offer scholarship opportunities for people who have found themselves out of work and in need of further education or job training. Yesterday, U.S. News profiled several newer community college programs, including several full-tuition scholarships, but even more awards are out there. Here's a run-down of some of the scholarships for displaced workers that we've found.

Scholarships for the Unemployed

August 20, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Over the course of the last year, a number of colleges and universities have begun to offer scholarship opportunities for people who have found themselves out of work and in need of further education
As the start of the fall semester approaches, students across the country are finding themselves in a precarious position when it comes to financial aid. As we've previously mentioned, several states have been forced to make deep budget cuts this year, canceling or reducing funding for scholarships and grants, in some cases after award notices have already been sent to students. This has left students scrambling for last-minute student loans, and in some cases facing the difficult decision of whether to take a semester off while trying to procure alternate funding.

Coping with College Aid Cuts

August 19, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
As the start of the fall semester approaches, students across the country are finding themselves in a precarious position when it comes to financial aid. As we've previously mentioned, several states
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