Amanda Holland is equally passionate about math and grammar. She spent several years as a signals analyst for the Defense Department. After her two kids were born, she transitioned to a career as a freelance writer. When she isn't crafting content, she's usually reading, baking, or playing video games.
May 3, 2022
Grants are a type of “gift aid,”or financial assistance. Unlike a student loan, a grant doesn’t need to be repaid.
April 8, 2022
When it comes to choosing a college, price is one of the top considerations, and tuition the largest part of
February 24, 2022
One of the biggest factors in higher-ed planning is figuring out how to pay for college without loans. Here are
January 21, 2022
Financial aid that is awarded to students based on merit is called merit aid (or merit scholarships). Unlike need-based aid,
December 14, 2021
The stories shared here were first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. They’ve been edited for clarity
December 7, 2021
Nurses are in high demand. A career in nursing offers multiple career paths, flexibility, a good salary, and the opportunity
December 2, 2021
High school GPA is one of the most important parts of a student’s college application packet. Schools view this number
November 11, 2021
Two of our community members offer their advice. This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook
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