Non-Custodial Parent Waivers: What to expect, how to complete them, and how to get your supplementary information.

For students that only have one custodial parent, financial aid applications can be quite scary, let alone complicated. I am hoping that with this article, we can lessen the burden that first-generation and low-income students face during the college application and financial aid process. 

Things to Consider if You’re Taking Classes at Institutions Other Than Your University

Wherever you go to school, there’s bound to be those notable, extremely difficult classes that many majors end up having to take. These classes can bring your GPA down, be unorganized, or simply not at the depth you want to learn the material at. Whatever your reason is, for many of these popular and commonly-taken classes (often prerequisites, but upper-levels are also usually included) you will have options to take these classes elsewhere and fulfill the requirement required by your institution.

Funding Your Future: Apply for the Carl’s Junior Scholarship TODAY and save yourself from future college DEBT!

Funding Your Future is a General Intelligence article series focused on connecting high-achieving high-school seniors with large, fall deadline scholarships. This week, the series will be focusing on the Carl’s Junior Scholarship. Make sure to keep reading until the end to hear from Giao Nguyen, a 2020 recipient, and to learn some of her personal tips for future applicants!

How COVID-19 Transformed the College Experience for FGLI Students

With colleges announcing their plans for the upcoming school year, many students are left with feelings of uncertainty. For students attending college in New York City, the pandemic has presented new challenges and norms that students were never prepared for.

Funding Your Future: How to Make Your Application Stand Out for the Gates Scholarship and win a FREE college education!

Funding Your Future is a series on General Intelligences published with the intention of introducing high achieving students to large, fall-deadline scholarships. Within this article, you will find eligibility and application advice for the Gates Scholarship, as well as advice and perspective from two students who received the Gates Scholarship this past year – Sedonia and Quynh-Thuong. Keep reading to gain great insight into what goes into becoming a Gates Scholar and how to possibly win this competitive scholarship!

What factors should you NEVER forget when deciding which college is right for you?

When figuring out which colleges to look at and apply to, many students consider three main factors: Academics, Financial Aid, and Student Life. However, a lot of students completely gloss over other characteristics that are equally as important and should be thought about before attending a college. 

Funding Your Future: The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship As a Solution to Avoiding Student Debt!

The series “Funding Your Future” has been put in place in order to connect talented rising high school seniors with large, fall deadline scholarships that they might otherwise miss. This multi-week article series will highlight a multitude of different scholarships. This week, the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is being showcased. Throughout the article, youContinue reading “Funding Your Future: The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship As a Solution to Avoiding Student Debt!”

Funding Your Future: How Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships Help Students Like You Avoid Student Loan Debt!

This week, I want to introduce you to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, to which I have been a lucky recipient of. Near the end of the article, there will be another student perspective on the award as well as advice on your application.

How Asking Questions Can Save You Money

A large part of college is independence and learning about the power that a question can hold.

OP-ED: Does Eliminating Standardized Testing Help First-Generation and Low-Income Students?

Recently, the entire University of California announced that it would be going test-optional. It has been a long held belief that standardized testing puts low-income students and students from underserved communities at a disadvantage in the college admissions process. Yet, how can we begin to level a playing field that has been irrevocably damaged from the start?

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