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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Thinking “I can’t afford to go to college”?... Think again!

Are you thinking, "I can’t afford to go to college"??? If so, we have a challenge for you:  Look into it. It just might be more achievable than you think. Here’s how: The typical GSC student brings a considerable amount of transfer credit. The less credit you need to earn, the less tuition you need to pay. 71% of our students qualify for financial aid We’re talking scholarship and grants—not loans. Two-thirds of our students on financial aid qualify for a Federal Pell Grant. Federal funds...
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How well do you actually understand your student loan debt?

  Another term, another gentle reminder from the friendly student accounts office to make your tuition payment or payment arrangements. For most of us, this will involve taking out a loan or two. Before you push through this paperwork, stop for a moment. Think. How well do you actually understand the implications of what you’re doing? Do you know how much you borrowed this term? Do you know how much you’ve borrowed throughout your college education? Most importantly: are you sure that you need...
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Q&A – The financial aid information you need to know

The relationship between students and financial aid is always complicated. Financial aid can be the game-changer that puts a college degree within your reach. But, questions and misconceptions can prevent you from understanding financial aid in its entirety. It’s a push and pull. It’s important for you to understand the intricacies of financial aid, but it's a challenging topic. The blog team sat down with financial aid to get answers to common questions. We learned about lesser-known financial...
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