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CheapScholar.org for Students

CheapScholar.org for Students

We know the challenges and hurdles that can be presented as a student moves forward in their educational career. Our hope is that through the use of CheapScholar.org we are able to provide you with the tools and information required to help you achieve your educational goals.

CheapScholar.org for Parents

CheapScholar.org for Parents

We understand the budgetary challenges that you face when trying to provide the best educational experience possible for your children. Our hope is that through the use of CheapScholar.org we are able to take the guesswork out of the financial aspect of this journey and arm you with the information and tools required to help your student achieve their educational goals.

CheapScholar.org for College Administrators

CheapScholar.org for College Administrators

As a college administrator, you are committed and dedicated to helping others gain access to a quality educational experience. We are devoted to making your experience with CheapScholar.org as valuable as possible in hopes that you visit us frequently and contribute on topics that you feel impassioned about.

CheapScholar.org for Guidance Counselors

CheapScholar.org for Guidance Counselors

You often serve as the “front-line” for fielding questions from students that are contemplating a post-secondary educational experience and the associated costs. At CheapScholar.org, we hope to serve as a support tool for not only you but your families and students as well.

3 Budget Tips for College Students Making Minimum Wage

3 Budget Tips for College Students Making Minimum Wage

24 August 2015

The federal minimum wage hasn’t increased since July of 2009, and some would argue it has decreased. The U.S. dollar has lost about 10 percent of its buying power since 2009 due to inflation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Put another way, an item that cost $7.25 (the federal minimum wage) in 2009 […]

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Esports At Colleges Leads to Scholarships for Online Gamers

Esports At Colleges Leads to Scholarships for Online Gamers

07 August 2015

An explosion in the popularity of eSports competitions has led to video game companies helping organize collegiate competitions and prompted two American universities to offer scholarships for online gamers. Esports has become the new frontier in collegiate games, with thousands of players competing online in sports ranging from arena battles and first-person shooters to video […]

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How Parents Can Help Graduates Manage Student Loans

How Parents Can Help Graduates Manage Student Loans

31 July 2015

Once your kids have their diploma in hand, it may seem like they’re officially adults – but they could probably still use your help when it comes to navigating student loan repayment. Here are some tips to help you and your recent grad enter student loan repayment successfully. Know the basics on student loans There […]

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3 Types of Subscriptions to Help You Get Through College

3 Types of Subscriptions to Help You Get Through College

22 July 2015

From shave kits to beauty products there are subscription services out there for just about anything. But, as you try to prioritize your limited resources, which ones do you need for the next school year? Whether you’re in your first or last year of college, here are the best monthly subscription services for college students: […]

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5 Reasons to Get an On Campus Job in College

5 Reasons to Get an On Campus Job in College

08 July 2015

There is no hiding it, college is expensive. If you are like me, you’ve probably seen a swarm of student loan commercials in recent weeks. It is that time of the year. As tuition bills begin to hit email inboxes nationwide, many students and families are forced to consider student loans as a way to […]

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See New York City Art This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

See New York City Art This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

06 July 2015

A summer trip to New York City offers theater and art students a way to experience galleries, shows and performances. Most students are unable to splurge on many expensive New York City activities, but there are still opportunities to experience the city’s culture on a student budget. If you are eager to witness your classroom […]

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2014-2015 CheapScholar Presentations: Year In Review

2014-2015 CheapScholar Presentations: Year In Review

01 July 2015

It has been a very busy and exciting year for CheapScholar.org. For those that don’t know, CheapScholar.org was “born” in January of 2010 as I took my passion for educating families and students about the financial aspect of the college experience to an entirely different level – the web. Since that time, CheapScholar has reached […]

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How Gaming Can Change the College Experience

How Gaming Can Change the College Experience

22 June 2015

You may have heard someone talk about the power of play, but chances are you didn’t associate that phrase with higher ed. New research is showing that when people treat life more like a game – and incorporate games into their daily lives, too – they can accomplish more for less. For the college student, […]

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