financial aid

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Related to financial aid: Scholarships, Student loans
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: aid - money to support a worthy person or causefinancial aid - money to support a worthy person or cause
public assistance, social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
philanthropic gift, philanthropy - voluntary promotion of human welfare
gift - something acquired without compensation
scholarship - financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
fellowship - money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
foreign aid - aid (such as economic or military assistance) provided to one nation by another
grant - any monetary aid
grant-in-aid - a grant to a person or school for some educational project
traineeship - financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job; "the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation"
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At the outset of the undertaking Johnson exerted himself to secure the patronage and financial aid of Lord Chesterfield, an elegant leader of fashion and of fashionable literature.
There were a dozen requests for autographs - he knew them at sight; there were professional begging letters; and there were letters from cranks, ranging from the man with a working model of perpetual motion, and the man who demonstrated that the surface of the earth was the inside of a hollow sphere, to the man seeking financial aid to purchase the Peninsula of Lower California for the purpose of communist colonization.
In light of the quantity and diversity of data, that can "overload and dilute the value to those in different roles across the campus," Sprague suggests that financial aid offices seek institutional support for segmenting operational reporting versus summary reporting into separate data stores.
It presents more than 1,200 references and cross-references to scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, state sources of benefits, and general financial aid directories.
A study by Karikari and Dezhbakhsh (2007) found that the existing financial aid system does not provide enough affordability in both the highly selective private and public colleges, despite the higher aid amounts received by lower income students.
Call (800) 942-2677 for information on a new federal program called National and Community Service for high school grads, then keep asking your guidance counselor's advice or make an appointment with the financial aid administrator's office at colleges in which you are interested.
Go over your loan options with your school's financial aid officer and be sure to choose the loan that is best for you and your family.
Access to most of the $236 billion in financial aid requires preparing a federal financial aid application (FAFSA), which asks more than 130 asset, income and dependency questions.
Set a predictable fee policy, matched with additional financial aid.
Mathis set out on a campaign, talking to recruiters and financial aid officers on behalf of Gilliam.
com, which ensures students don't miss out on financial aid, announced its new service to simplify the financial aid application process, instantly comparing aid packages from multiple universities and helping students maximize their chances for aid.

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