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Time to Apply for College Financial Aid

Time to Apply for College Financial Aid WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Nov. 28, 2008 – Amidst all the bustle of the holidays, high school seniors and their families are beginning to think about college and how to pay for it. The U.S. Department of Education provides the Free Application...
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Understanding College Financial Aid

“Work-study is excellent because students earn much-needed money, and they can gain valuable job experience,” Miller said. Work-study positions often offer flexible schedules, and they go quickly. “Students should apply for positions as soon as possible,” Miller advised. Loans Loans should be a last resort for students needing college financing...
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Iowa College Access Network Awards Scholarship

Iowa College Access Network Awards Scholarship DES MOINES, IOWA – Aug. 27, 2008 – CaBrie Claiser of Lenox, Iowa, was the lucky winner of the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) $1,000 college scholarship that was drawn from more than 1,900 entries submitted at the 2008 Iowa State Fair. Claiser is...
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Questions Students Should Ask Their School Counselor

Create a resume. You may not think a resume is necessary until it’s time to apply for a job or college, but such a list of accomplishments, community service, involvement in school or civic groups, and other endeavors will let your counselor know what you’re interested in. When a scholarship...
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Helping Students for 10 years ... And Counting

Chaplin was pleased enough with her first experience to repeat it each time financial aid forms were due. “Each year I return, and the ICAN staff makes it a pleasant and easy process. The staff is always friendly and willing to help. I would not attempt to muddle through all...
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Iowa College Access Network Awards Scholarship

ICAN Director Rob Miller encouraged students to seek out any scholarship money they may qualify for. “Scholarships are a great help to any student, and many are available by putting in a little effort.” Miller suggested starting a scholarship search by visiting the ICAN Web site, www.ICANsucceed.org, where students can...
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Back-to-School Success Tips

Back-to-School Success Tips WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – August 1, 2008 – To help high school students prepare for the start of another academic year, the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) is offering some backto-school tips to help make the transition from summer vacation to the classroom a successful one....
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