Financial Aid

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College Financial Aid Scammer Gets Jail Time

A Dallas woman who received more than $60,000 in college financial aid but never finished any online courses must serve more than two years in prison.


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Big 12 To Add Aid Increases, Longer Scholarships For Student Athletes

The Big 12 has announced it will cover the full cost of a student-athlete’s attendance and offer multi-year scholarships.


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What You Need To Know About The Pell Grant Program

The federal Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest needs-based college grant program.


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Plan Would Reduce TEXAS Grant Payments

Texas could help more poor students afford college if it capped the amount awarded under the TEXAS Grant financial aid program, state lawmakers were told Wednesday.


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New “Shopping Sheet” Breaks Down College Costs

To help parents and students, starting next fall, the actual cost of college will be spelled out in a one-page summary. The financial information is called a “shopping sheet.”


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More Students Taking On Burden Of College Tuition

The responsibility of paying for college is shifting; it’s falling more now on students and their families, as state funding declines.


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UTA Helping Students With Financial Literacy

Thousands of North Texans are painfully familiar with the issue of student loan debt. Now, students drowning in debt at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) are getting some extra attention.


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7 Ways To Tackle The Nation’s Student Debt Crisis

Leading financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz recently posted a paper online that outlines ways to help reduce student debt.


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Planning Key For College Financial Assistance

Zach Williams studies diligently in pursuit of his dream. “I’d like to go to the Air Force Academy, go into the military and be a pilot,” Williams said.


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Parents Complain About Arlington College Prep Company

Some parents are accusing an Arlington business of scaring people, across the country, into paying a high price to get help planning for college.


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College-Bound Students Deal With Shrinking State Dollars

Some Texas college students could find themselves looking for new ways to pay for their education. According to education officials, the state has less money to use for financial aid.


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Texas Group Increasing Amount Of ‘Whites Only’ Scholarships

Applications are reportedly piling in for a controversial college scholarship available for white men only. The group, who says the money isn’t about race, hopes to increase scholarship amounts from $500 to $5,000.