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What Can the Class of 2023 Expect This Fall?

What Can the Class of 2023 Expect This Fall? By Matt Konrad As the high school class of 2023 graduates, around two million of its members are poised to join the college class of 2027. Those students’ high school careers were thrown into disarray by the COVID pandemic. But, as higher education settles into its […]

Financial Aid Displacement: What Families and Scholarship Providers Should Know

  Financial Aid Displacement: What Families and Scholarship Providers Should Know By Scholarship America Updated May 2023 Students and their families are often surprised to realize some colleges reduce their financial aid packages when the student earns private scholarship dollars—a practice called financial aid displacement or award displacement. Colleges that practice displacement say it helps […]

The Big Questions About Scholarship Taxability

  The Big Questions About Scholarship Taxability By Matt Konrad Updated May 2023 Students who receive financial aid may have an unexpected bill to pay—a tax bill. While most scholarship awards are not taxed, there are a number or circumstances in which they can be, and many students and parents may not know the details. […]

Scholarships: The Smart Education Investment

Scholarships: The Smart Education Investment By Matt Konrad As the world of higher education faces an uncertain future, there are two things we know for sure: education will be a key to our recovery, and students will need our support more than ever as they return to school. Support for students can take many forms; […]

Featured Partner Scholarships: May 2023

Featured Partner Scholarships: May 2023 By Matt Konrad We’ve hit a major milestone for the Class of 2023: College Signing Day celebrates the May 1 deadline for accepting admission to your college of choice, and events are already happening around the country! Of course, choosing your college also means figuring out how you’re paying—and, while […]

Dollars for Scholars Support Goes Beyond Bachelor’s Degrees

Dollars for Scholars Support Goes Beyond Bachelor’s Degrees By Scholarship America Special Guest Author Nicole Alexander Not surprisingly, colleges and universities across the board experienced steep declines in enrollment during the pandemic, and the anticipated recovery has been slow and uneven. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s annual enrollment report, the largest enrollment […]

6 Steps to Writing a Financial Aid Appeal letter (w/ Example) 2023

Thank you for subscribing! You are counting on the financial aid from your school to pay for your degree. But when the financial aid letter comes in the mail, you are suddenly surprised and worried. You didn’t receive as much as you thought you would. You have no idea how you’re going to pay for […]

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