A Student’s Complete Guide to the FAFSA

College is expensive. With U.S. student loan debt at $1.7 trillion as of August 2020,  students are stuck wondering whether the risk of going into debt outweighs the benefits of seeking higher education. However, overwhelming tuition costs can be made much more affordable by applying for financial aid. Filling out the FAFSA is the first… Continue reading A Student’s Complete Guide to the FAFSA

High School Resume Tips and Examples

As a high school student with little to no formal work experience, applying for your first job can be pretty intimidating. How do you market yourself as the best choice for the position without any experience? Here is some advice on how to get your first job: 1. The Career Objective When writing a resume… Continue reading High School Resume Tips and Examples

30 Scholarships for the Class of 2021

A common misconception among high school students is that they have to wait until their senior year to begin applying for scholarships. While some scholarships require you to be a senior to be eligible, countless merit, financial need, interest, and talent-based scholarships are currently open to juniors. Why not get started now so you can… Continue reading 30 Scholarships for the Class of 2021

Earning Money When You’re 16 and Broke

My school sells 50-cent cookies during our lunch break, and they are good. Last year, I woke up late and in my waking state, left my lunch at home. By fourth period, my stomach was roaring. I imagined the cookie’s crisp, rugged edge, and sinking my teeth into its soft, warm center. I watched the… Continue reading Earning Money When You’re 16 and Broke