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#AskFAFSA – Financial Aid Twitter Chat

#AskFAFSA – Financial Aid Twitter Chat

Got burning questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? You’re in luck! The knowledgeable folks that work at the Department of Education do a #AskFAFSA Office Hours on the last Wednesday of each month, on Twitter! You don’t need a Twitter account to follow along with the conversation (though you will need […]

College Students: Make Money by Getting Good Grades

College Students: Make Money by Getting Good Grades

Kyle Taylor is a blogger at The Penny Hoarder. Check out his blog to get 100’s of weird and wacky ways to make extra money. For many college students, money is tight. They might dig through the couch cushions to find entertainment money or return their pop bottles and cans for a deposit refund to […]

Have an Idea for How Twitter Can Improve the World?

If you’ve got an idea for how Twitter can be used to improve the world, and you can communicate it in less than 140 characters, up to $1,400 could be yours!, the organization that once gave me a $100 scholarship for this blog (really!) is sponsoring something new called The 140 Scholarship. The entry […]

College Students: Get a Credit Card RIGHT NOW

I’m a big advocate for college students having at least one credit card. Which is funny, because I got myself into a decent amount of trouble and credit card debt in college. But I do strongly believe that responsible credit card use in college is possible… and even necessary! But new government legislation is going […]

Why You Must Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be

This guest article was written by Adrienne Carlson, who regularly writes on the topic of accredited online universities. Adrienne welcomes your comments and questions at her email address: I’m sure it’s every college student’s dream to live life king-size, but when you’re hampered by the basic fact that you have no money, you only […]

$25,000 for College from Upromise

Upromise and Sallie Mae are giving away five $5,000 scholarships? Awesome! And this time around, it couldn’t be easier to enter. Just: Join Upromise, if you haven’t already – it’s free! Install the TurboSaver Toolbar Now, ordinarily, I am not a fan of browser toolbars. I don’t like a lot of third-party things crowding up […]

Saving Money on Entertainment

This is a guest post from new College Money Network member Studenomist of Studenomics. Enough was mentioned about him the other day so we will just jump right into the post, which is a part of the Back to School Shuffle for a Shuffle. The new college semester is about to start. You have selected […]

College Money Tip #18: Open a Retirement Account

Is retirement the last thing on your mind right now? Fair enough! With textbooks, professors, and homework assignments taking up all of your brain power, it’s hard to think about starting your career, let alone ending it! But hear me out: Did you ever have a math teacher ask you which you would rather have, […]

College Money Tip #17: Rent Some Textbooks

If you’ll take a moment, please note that the title of this tip is “Rent Some Textbooks” not “Rent Your Textbooks” and especially not “Rent All Your Textbooks.” Here’s why: every time I write about renting textbooks, someone comes along and says “But Stephanie! I actually want to keep most of my textbooks! They’re for […]