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What you need to know about spending — and saving! — your first paycheck
It can be tempting to treat yourself once you start working. Find out what you need to know before cashing in.
How to respond to unexpected expenses
Assess your situation to find ways to close the budget gap.
The CollegeSTEPS® 14-Day Job Search Boot Camp
Want to find and land your next — or first! — job? Read the lessons and complete the challenges to help make yourself stand out.
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Graduate School Entrance Exams
With most graduate school entrance exams, you're able to arrange your test date based on your schedule, or there will be multiple test dates throughout the year. Create a timeline that works for you. Still on the fence about grad school? Here's what to consider.Location: School/ Online
FAFSA applications open
Everyone planning to attend college should complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1 for the strongest opportunity to access financial aid. FAFSA must be completed for every year a student will be attending college.Location: Online
Thurgood Marshall College Fund-Wells Fargo HBCU College Completion Scholarship applications open
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Wells Fargo are proud to announce the HBCU College Completion Scholarship — offering a total of $1,000,000 in funds. Who should apply? The scholarship is for seniors who have demonstrated financial need and who are also attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). Each scholarship recipient may be awarded up to $5,000 (depending on their demonstrated financial need) for education costs. When are applications due? Scholarship applications open online Nov. 9, 2021, and will be accepted through Jan. 3, 2022. To be eligible you must:
- Be a current senior at an HBCU, with plans to graduate in 2022.
- Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or a passport stamped I-551.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate financial need in outstanding bills that would prevent you from persisting or graduating (determined in consultation with the school’s bursar or registrar).
- Complete the online application requesting funds.