Common FAFSA mistakes

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Financial Aid priority deadlines are fast-approaching at many colleges and universities across the country.  Frank Palmasani, writing for College Countdown, posted a useful article detailing the seven most common mistakes people make when filing the FAFSA form.  The most common mistakes include listing income in the wrong area, double listing income, listing non-required assets, waiting until the income tax forms have been filed, and not listing all dependents.  If you need help with the form, be sure to watch the video at the end of the article. [read more]

Scholarship Search Engines and Databases

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Many seniors are seeking information about scholarship opportunities above and beyond those that have been sent to you by your counselor.  Take advantage of the fact that there are multiple sites on the internet that provide a free scholarship search service for you.  Among some of the services you might consider are the following:
Here are a small group of scholarships you might consider:

GPA Isn’t Everything

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Cappex is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students involved in extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer activities.  The “A GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship” simply requires the applicant to create a profile on Cappex’s website, and list his or her activities.  It is a very quick and simple way to apply for $1,000 in scholarship money!

The deadline is February 28, 2013.