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If you're planning on applying to a historically black college or university, or HBCU, you probably already know that this group of universities represent some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the United States. 

As with any college choice, you may also be wondering how to pay for tuition and other school expenses. Thankfully, HBCUs are known for making college financially accessible. Here, we've compiled a long list of scholarships available to students attending HBCUs.

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If you’re applying for college for the first time, you probably have tons of questions. And that’s even before you start thinking about financial aid …

But you have to figure out financial aid eventually, right? If you’ve reached that point on your college to-do list, we’re here for you.

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It's probably not a newsflash that  women are still largely outnumbered by their male counterparts in science and engineering.

What might be news: More colleges and employers are making it a priority to get women into STEM fieldsand they're making financial investments to back that up. That means there are ever-growing options for female students who are hunting for scholarships. Here's how to find that sweet "free money" to help fund your STEM education. 

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College is expensive enough. Don’t make it pricier than it has to be by making choices about financial aid, classes, and college living that increase your costs even more.

Here are nine tips to help prevent simple, but expensive mistakes that can can increase your college debt:

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How much money should you borrow for college? You might have heard the rule of thumb that you shouldn't borrow more than what you'll make in your first year out of college, but there's more to consider than just a straight-dollar amount. 

The real answer is that your total debt should be proportional to your earning potential. That means it's important to consider things like your choice of school, your major, and much of your future take-home pay will have to go toward loan repayment.

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You've got your course schedule for the semester, your packing is all done and then, all of a sudden, you realize, "Help! I can't pay my tuition!" 

Most students fund their education through a variety of sources, like scholarships, grants, and loans. Sometimes, however, there's a last-minute financial gap—a remaining few hundred or thousand dollars that you still have left to pay. When you need help paying college fast, applying for scholarships isn't going to cut it. But there are a few things you can do. Here's our step-by-step guide on what to do when you're in a financial pinch just before your next semester.

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