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Where can I find a list of scholarships and grants along with a description of their application processes?

Asked Santa Cruz, California

College application season is here, and seniors all over the country are looking for scholarships and grants to help reduce the cost of attendance. This young lady from Houston is hoping to win some scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. #college #scholarships #college-applications #debt #grants #personal-finance

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Andy’s Answer

Updated San Francisco, California

First off, please make sure to be careful when applying for scholarships and grants. There are a lot of great scholarships out there but there are a lot of scams as well. Make sure to check the validity of scholarships on sites like this:

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

That being said, the US government also lists a lot of available grants and scholarships:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/flo/c21963.htm

You should also be sure to check your local city, county, and state official sites for options specific to you.

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Awesome advice. Thanks, Andy!

Lisa’s Answer

Updated Maplewood, New Jersey

Hi there. Go to your local library where they have books with college listings. Ask for a book that lists scholarships. This will be in the reference section. It is a huge book and it will take some time to sift through to find ones that apply to you. You won't have to worry about scams.

Also, have your tried speaking to your school Guidance Counselor?

Do some research for the best rated community college in your area. A. Get your Associates and transfer college credits to a 4 yr. B. Train in a certificate program of interest at your CC. This is usually 18 to 24 months. Work in the field, save money for 4 yr college to minimize how much loans you will need.

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