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Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.


You've looked forward to your senior year for the last three years — maybe longer. Dreamed of what you'd wear to prom. Imagined walking across the stage to grab your diploma. 

But as your last year in high school comes to a close, you're missing out on a lot. Your whole life has been turned upside down. And you don't have to pretend that it's okay. 

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If you're drowning in scholarship essays, let us toss you a life raft: Here are five scholarships that don’t require you to pen any long prose.

Some do require you to submit some information about yourself and, in some instances, answer some questions or complete a few easy tasks. The key to success with these – and all scholarship applications – is to follow instructions and make the deadlines.

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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 $6,345 for the 2020-2021 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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If the pandemic has caused a change in your college funding situation, you're certainly not alone. In our recent survey of over 6,500 high school seniors and their parents, 69% of parents and 55% of students reported that COVID-19 has impacted their ability to pay for college. 

A drop in income right before you begin college can certainly be a cause for anxiety. But here's the good news: There are plenty of ways to get college money that don't involve taking on crushing amounts of student loan debt. Let's look at some strategies that may give you the boost you need. 

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Hey high school seniors, we have some crazy news for you. You know how you've spent the last several years of your life figuring out how to get into your college of choice, just hoping and praying that you'd receive that coveted letter of acceptance? Well, it seems the tables have turned. 

Now, colleges are desperate for your attention ... and your tuition dollars. 

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Is an online education equivalent to an on-campus education? In a lot of cases, yes.

In fact, there’s good evidence that online education has some significant advantages to the classroom experience—and some of them may surprise you.

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