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PenFed Credit Union, the second largest federal credit union in the country, has announced a new partnership with Sallie Mae to offer free college planning tools and a full suite of financing options to help PenFed members responsibly pay for college.


Searching for Scholarships?

Don’t let the howling winter weather fool you, spring is right around the corner. And that means scholarship deadlines are nearly due.

There are thousands of scholarship opportunities for students of every age, race, location and academic discipline. Some are even have very specific requirements that include heritage, club membership or even hobbies meaning that the pool of applicants is tiny and your chance of winning is high.

But first, you have to find those scholarships and apply for them.


Search for Scholarships Before You Apply for those Loans

By Jenna Moede

Okay, we need to address the elephant in the room. Money!

No one can deny that for a college education, you’ll have to shell out some money or earn some scholarships. Now that you have finished registering for classes, you need to take this on next. 

Usually you will need to complete registration before your financial check-in because the number of credits you take will help determine the final cost for the semester.

Also, before you write that check, search all scholarship avenues.


Start Your Scholarship Search Here

Thinking of going back to school? Short on money?

This is the time of year when scholarship opportunities are open and taking applications.

And, there is a lot of money to be given to military spouses.

Begin your search with The Fisher House. The non-profit, which serves military families, operates a database of military scholarships that you can search.

The database includes more than scholarships. You can also find fellowships, grants, awards and other funding opportunities.


Scholarship Money and Military Spouse Friendly

Still deciding whether or not you should go back to school and earn your degree?

What is stopping you?

Not enough money for tuition? Might PCS soon? Deployment coming?

Bryant & Stratton College not only understands the busy life of the military spouse, but will be there to support you every step of the way.

And, military spouses who attend Bryant & Stratton automatically qualify for a $6,000 scholarship to work towards their online degree.


Scholarship Money and Military Spouse Friendly: Bryant & Stratton College

Still deciding whether or not you should go back to school and earn your degree?

What is stopping you?

Not enough money for tuition? Might PCS soon? Deployment coming?

Bryant & Stratton College not only understands the busy life of the military spouse, but will be there to support you every step of the way.

And, military spouses who attend Bryant & Stratton automatically qualify for a $6,000 scholarship to work towards their online degree.


Websites we love: Scholarships for Women

Returning to school this fall?

Chances are you are shopping for books, paper, pens and scholarships.

With enough digging around base, your hometown and the internet, you will find that there are thousands upon thousands of dollars in scholarship money. And many of them are only given to very specific types of recipients.

Luckily, there are a lot of benefactors out there who think women and moms deserve an extra hand when it comes to finishing their college degrees.

Google the term, scholarships for women, and you will find thousands of hits.


Military Husbands, We Want You in Salute to Spouses!

Military spouses come in all shapes, sizes and genders.

And we want to hear from the men!

We know that strong women in uniform are often backed by a supportive spouse too who handles all the household duties, kids and emergencies that arise.

We also know that sometimes, those men wear the uniforms themselves – meaning both spouses are always busy, all the time.


College is Expensive, Here’s a Few Ways You Can Attend for Free

Dude. College is expensive. If you’re anything like me, you’re broke after buying books, pens, paper, binders, backpacks, software, ridiculously expensive calculators … oh yeah, and paying tuition.

I did a little math. Notice that I said “a little”, because I do not do big math. I added up my tuition for eight semesters at a community college: $19,488.96.


Need Money for School? Get it here!

The school bell rang, class is in session. Are you still standing outside the front door?

Are you just waiting to apply until you save enough cash to attend?

We can help you get started. At Bryant & Stratton College military spouses automatically qualify for a $6,000 scholarship to work towards their online degree.

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