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Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.


Pell Grants are one of the most sought-after forms of financial aid. They are awarded by the federal government and can be worth up to $6,495 for the 2021-2022 school year. Yet, there is a lot of confusion about who qualifies and for how much. 

Let's dive into the top five myths about Pell Grants, so that you can get ALL the grant money you may be entitled to. 

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Here’s one impact of the pandemic most people didn’t see coming: FAFSA submissions have declined this year. A lot.

That’s a bad sign for a few reasons. We’ve got the details and what you need to know about how it impacts your own college application process.

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The job market is always changing. Grads with certain degrees and/or skill sets will find themselves in more or less in demand as the economy and technology evolve and shift the need for workers in certain fields.

Usually, those changes happen gradually over time, but big events can accelerate change. Just like the growth of the automobile killed off buggy-whip manufacturing, we’re already seeing the COVID-19 pandemic have an impact on certain fields.

Keep reading for the scoop on how the pandemic has affected which jobs and skills employers of all kinds will expect from grads they’re hiring.

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College offers a lot of benefits: personal growth, a chance to make lifelong friends, an environment of creativity and learning.

But let’s face facts. It’s also a huge financial commitment and even if commanding a huge salary isn’t your ultimate goal, you want to know that the major you choose will lead to a career track that at least lets you live comfortably.  

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Between virtual learning, the cancellation of beloved events, and fewer chances to socialize safely, the pandemic has taken a toll on college students this year. No surprise that many college students report their mental health has taken a turn for the worse.

Read on for ways to identify if your kid is wrestling with anxiety, depression or plain-old burnout. And if so, what you can to do help.

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In a year with a lot of challenges, many families have faced an abrupt change in their financial footing. Whether it was being laid off, losing work hours due to sickness, or incurring unexpected expenses, many families are trying to figure out how to make ends meet.

If your family is facing financial hardships, you may be worried if you'll be able to meet the commitments you made to help your child pay for college next year—or at all. If so, we have some ideas that can help.

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