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Unique Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For

It’s no secret – going to college can be expensive! Luckily, there are groups that want to make college more affordable! Different groups and organizations offer financial aid (in the form of scholarships and grants) that can lessen what you pay out of pocket. And, you may not need to be a super student to…

The Advantages of Free Tuition: A Student’s Perspective

How will I pay for school? This worry is top of mind for a lot of students. And it’s no wonder – the news is filled with stories about the student loan crisis. Some 44 million students are responsible for over $1.6 trillion dollars in student debt. (And yes, you read that right – that is trillion…

Six Things the Financial Aid Office Wants You to Know

You have been accepted to college; now you wonder, how are you going to pay for it? Figuring out financial aid for college can be an intimidating process but it doesn’t have to be. Here are six things that the college financial aid office wants you to know to help you along the way.  1)…

What the Financial Aid Office Wants You to Know

We get it – college isn’t cheap! Financial aid money is available to help you pay for college. It’s important to know some helpful tips when starting the process and beginning your college education. Know the types of financial aid available Make sure you know going into the financial aid process what type of funding…

How Can I Afford to Go Back to School in my 30s?

Are you ready to start your career or make a change to a new career? Don’t let your age, if you have a family and home, or money be the reason you don’t return to college when you are an adult. There is support available, you just have to know where to look. Changing careers…

Affording Your Tuition: How to Find the Right Scholarships

Figuring out how to afford college is a big deal for a lot of families. If you have been saving – great! If not, all hope is not lost. There are a lot of grants and scholarships that can help you cut down on your student loan debt, and make it easier to afford the…

Want to Take Classes for Free?

Free! There isn’t a better word than free, especially when it comes to paying for your education. The average student loan debt in the United States is over $31,000. Wouldn’t it be nice to finish your education and start the next stage of your life debt free? The state funded Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship…

Unique Scholarships at Iowa Valley

There’s no getting around it, college costs more today than it ever has.  The cost of college has increased more quickly than other costs such as rent, home values, and income.  Community colleges are a cost-effective option that offers high-quality education and traditional college experiences, including on-campus living and the many opportunities to be involved…