Career Cost 

Beware of scholarship scams

Scammers are everywhere, and the world of scholarships is no exception. Don’t fall for these dirty tricks: A guaranteed scholarship in exchange for a fee. Remember, scholarships are free! Unsolicited scholarship offers from someone who contacts you via phone, text or email.  Offers to sell you a list of exclusive scholarships. Legitimate scholarships won’t be found on such a list. A general rule of thumb is if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And never give away personal information, such as your Social Security number or…

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Career Cost 

FINANCIAL AID TERMS you need to know

Award Letter This is a term sometimes used for an offer from a college or career school that states the type and amount of financial aid the school is willing to provide if you accept admission and register to take classes at that school. Cost of Attendance (COA) The total amount it will cost you to go to school—usually stated as a yearly figure. COA includes tuition and fees; room and board (or a housing and food allowance); and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees and dependent care. It…

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THE 2021-22 ISSUE OF CAREER READY INDIANA IS HERE!

BE CAREER READY When it comes to careers, we’re all on our own path. Yet no matter how different our backgrounds and goals are, we’re all facing challenges. Education—at any age—can make all the difference. Now more than ever, education and training beyond high school is essential to securing and keeping a job that provides for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to start a new career path or advance in your current one, there are options for you. In Career Ready Indiana, you’ll find information on how to…

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Sorting fact from fiction when it comes to student aid

There’s so much information out there about financial aid that you’re bound to read or hear something that isn’t quite right. Here, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education, is a list of common myths about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. MYTH: Financial aid isn’t for older, non-traditional students. FACT: Your age doesn’t matter, neither does the number of years you’ve been out of school. MYTH: I only have to fill out the FAFSA form once. FACT: You have to fill out the FAFSA…

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