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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.

4 Tips For Living on a College Budget

4 Tips For Living on a College Budget

15 May 2015

Being a student will be one of the most rewarding things you’ll do in your life, but it will also be one of the most challenging, especially financially. Unless you have someone paying for your studies and living expenses, you’re going to need to be very mindful with your money. Here are some classic budgeting […]

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Cloud-Based Software Solutions That Won’t Cost You a Dime

Cloud-Based Software Solutions That Won’t Cost You a Dime

08 May 2015

As a college student, the last thing you need is another expense. Between rent, food, books, your phone bill and Friday night pizza and soda, your budget is already strained to its breaking point. Fortunately, when it comes to software, these cloud-based programs won’t cost you a dime. Consider these three: Google Docs Rather than […]

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So Long Federal PIN, Hello FSA ID – Starts May 10th!

So Long Federal PIN, Hello FSA ID – Starts May 10th!

05 May 2015

For a number of years, college-bound students (and their parents in most cases) across the country would be required to utilize their uniquely assigned Federal PIN to electronically sign and submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In addition, this Federal PIN would serve as an electronic signature for any education loans accessed […]

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4 Ways to Move on a College Budget

4 Ways to Move on a College Budget

26 April 2015

When it comes to moving at the end of a spring semester, whether it be out of a dorm, back home for the summer, or into a shared space with roommates for a few months, you can rest assured that it’s going to be one of the less enjoyable tasks you have to take on […]

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3 “Easy” Steps to Student Financial Literacy on Your Campus

3 “Easy” Steps to Student Financial Literacy on Your Campus

23 April 2015

For those that don’t know, April is National Financial Literacy Month.  This represents the time of year when there is a concerted effort to help increase the financial acumen of people representing all generations. Student financial literacy efforts on campuses have been gaining momentum in the higher education industry as colleges and universities attempt to […]

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March (Hunger) Madness: GrubHub Ranks Hungriest Colleges in the U.S.

March (Hunger) Madness: GrubHub Ranks Hungriest Colleges in the U.S.

25 March 2015

No two things go together better than game day and takeout from your favorite spot. Whether it’s pizza and wings, burgers and fries or foot-long subs and chips, the official start of March Madness means an inevitable spike in restaurant business that only the NCAA Basketball Championships can generate. In honor of March Madness, food […]

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How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Post-College Road Trip

How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Post-College Road Trip

19 March 2015

College may be coming to a close, but there’s still time to bond with your friends after you’ve all turned your tassels on graduation day. Many memories can be made on a cross-country road trip before you each set out on your individual journeys. So, pack your bags and your friends, and plan a road […]

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5 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your College Style

5 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your College Style

09 March 2015

What do Ramen Noodles, care packages and free events have in common? They’re all very appealing to college students, particularly those who are financially strapped. And for those who are fashion savvy, affordable apparel is equally important. But after tuition, fees, books and living expenses are paid, there’s little left for shopping. Fortunately, there are […]

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