To those that owe Sallie Mae, those of you seeking higher education, those seeking to get their foot in the door or a career change, or those with children this information is for you! How to find money, land internships, and attend school debt free!
Already in debt? Accumulated a rack of student loans? Here are some options:

 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

Teacher Loan Forgiveness:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

Military Student Loan Forgiveness Programs:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher

Research Federal Government Employee College Loan Repayment Programs and Private Companies…
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Just graduated college now what? Here are some options to get your career started!

Presidential Management Fellows Program for Graduate Students/Graduates: http://www.pmf.gov/
College career advisor and career center for help with writing a resume, employment opportunities, and alumni career support.
LinkedIn – Create a complete professional profile and join LinkedIn groups related to your desired career. This is a recruitment tool used by many companies! Also a great way to network.

https://touch.www.linkedin.com/?sessionid=6321123258007552&rs=false&redirectUrl=%23stream&ahoy=no#stream

Military Enlisted and Officer Programs – Contact your local military recruiter for info on loan repayment options and available jobs opportunities.

http://todaysmilitary.com/contact-a-recruiter

Use your network! Friends, family, classmates, local meetup groups, associates, and organizations are great resources!
Check out Indeed.com for jobs and to research salaries (Google search is good for researching salaries and job opportunities too!):

http://www.indeed.com/m/
For private industry jobs: Go directly to the company site and research two things: Job Opportunities and the Hiring Officials.

You will use the hiring officials names to personally address your cover letters. Plus it is good to call an follow up on the status after submitting your application.
For Federal Positions post graduation and Internships for high school and college students (search for the term “Pathways”) visit: USAJobs.gov
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Money, Money, Money for School!
Complete the FAFSA application and talk with the college finance department. You or your child may be eligible for grants, or loans (if needed).

 

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

Download and/or visit the one stop shop created by the Million Dollar Scholar Kid for Scholarships!

 

Scholly: Scholarship Search by Scholly, LLC

myscholly.com
Create a donor list and call/write/email each person (this list can include family, friends, pastor, old teachers, church family, hair clients, former coworkers, any affiliated sororities or organizations, etc.)

 

Contact your elected officials for scholarship opportunities (Governor, Senator, House Delegates, etc. Call the office and ask specifically for scholarships)

 

Check with your church to see if they are offering scholarships; ask local organizations about scholarship opportunities like fraternities/sororities/Urban League/NAACP/BIG/etc.

 

If your or your child are a STEM major look up the STOKES Scholarship which offers 100% tuition, an internship, and guaranteed employment for minority students: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10288/stokes_educational_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

 

Visit School Soup

http://schoolsoup.com/

 

Need dorm room supplies:

 

Plan a Trunk Party/Farewell Event…register at local stores like Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get the needed items for your apartment or dorm.

 

To prepare for your career and get paid: Seek internships, volunteer and paid gigs that give you the experience desired. Your college career advisor and network is a great resource to find volunteer opportunities, internships, and jobs.

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