Tag Archive | "Financial Aid"

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Earn Back Your Tuition

Posted on 01 May 2016 by

Even though students spend plenty of money in school, Housatonic gives us opportunities to earn some of that money back now. Rushing out of class to make it to work on time won’t be the issue anymore. Instead of dealing with traffic in the parking lot you can take a nice, slow, 2 miles per […] Continue Reading…

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Aaaand…We’re Off!

Posted on 05 February 2016 by

Our presents have been unwrapped, the New Year’s ball has been dropped, the weather is getting warmer and our driveways are (hopefully) clear of that underwhelming snow storm. It’s official: 2016 is here, and the spring semester brings back returning and new students. Though some changes have been made between the fall and spring semesters […] Continue Reading…

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Education Shouldn’t Be a Debt Sentence

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

It was in the fall of 2008 when I first enrolled at HCC. I was 18 and working two jobs in order to pay my tuition via installment plan. My mother who was going through a divorce at the time, couldn’t offer me any financial support, and good old FAFSA required me to provide her […] Continue Reading…

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Free Money Giveaway?

Posted on 04 November 2014 by

College students love money; in fact everybody loves money. One of the most easiest ways for students to receive money is receiving a Federal Student Aid refund check from their college. One of the most exciting days for college students is when their leftover money from their financial aid is deposited into their bank account, or […] Continue Reading…

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Private School Emptied Their Bank Accounts

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

In the past, I would play the scenario in my head in response to being asked what school I attended. I would say “I went to Yale and majored in Computer Science,” then my listener’s eyes would widen and their voice would get higher as they replied, “WOW! You must be really smart.” However, my […] Continue Reading…

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Meeting Financial Need

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Financial Aid grants are available for those who may need extra funds to pay for their schooling, right? Well, not for everyone. Some students in need of financial aid, can’t receive it because he or she does not qualify for it. If a student is still living with a parent, or parents, Financial Aid wants […] Continue Reading…

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How to Slash the Price of your Education

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Said simply, School Ain’t Cheap. Students pay, on average, $22,826 a year for in-state tuition at a four year college. Private college tuition runs at approximately $44,750 a year. As many students and parents who foot the bills have said, ”money doesn’t grow on a tree in their backyard.”  Many students just cannot afford these […] Continue Reading…

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Crazy for Signing: New Policy for Financial Aid This Semester

Posted on 22 October 2014 by

Housatonic started the fall 2014 semester with a few different policies, including the Financial Aid Audit. This new policy forced students to sign the class roster at least once before September 12 for Monday-Friday classes and September 14 for weekends; this would tell the financial aid office which students never showed up, and which ones […] Continue Reading…