iStudent Blog: Finances

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Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Grants

Published: February 13, 2019 by Havilah Steinman

Financial aid and the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, can seem overwhelming to students initially embarking on their journey to higher education. March 2, 2019, is the Priority Application Submission Deadline, and while it is still a few weeks away, it’s important to get geared up now. 

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Star Blog Posts of 2017 and 2018

Published: December 3, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

I thought it would be fun to look back at all the articles I wrote as the lead writer for the iStudent Blog over the last year or so and share my favorites with you. I’ve had the opportunity to interview students, alumni and faculty and write about topics ranging from student loans to setting goals. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my articles and found them helpful too.

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Five Steps To Apply For Financial Aid

Published: June 13, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

Many students are worried about how to pay for their program. Most people qualify for some form of financial aid, you just have to take the time to apply for it. Thankfully, the process is pretty streamlined and once you’ve read this article you should be confident navigating the world of student loans. There’s still time to submit your application for 2018-2019 funding; the deadline is at the end of this month, June 30. If you’ve been dragging your feet, now is the time to take action by reading this blog post and getting your application completed before it’s too late!

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Tips For Paying Back Your Student Loans Faster

Published: Monday, May 21, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

You’ve finally graduated and landed your dream job. Six months have passed and everything’s going great until you remember, it’s time to start paying back your student loans! Don’t let that thought fill you with dread. I’m here to give you some tips for paying off your balance in a flash. Short of winning the lotto, it’s going to take some extra effort on your part, but with the right mix of know how and dedication, you’ll be on your way to living student loan debt free.

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Save Money Going To School Online

Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

Before the iSchool, I had no experience taking classes online. I was a little apprehensive at first, but now I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There are so many advantages to being a virtual student. One that might not seem obvious right away is the financial benefit. With the rising cost of tuition and the burden of student loans, applying to an exclusively online program like those offered by the SJSU School of Information, is a smart move.

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Tax Benefits For Students: How To Max Out Your Tax Return

Published: April 9, 2018 by Priscilla Ameneyro

The deadline to file your 2017 federal tax return is fast approaching. If you haven’t submitted yours yet, gather your W2s and 1098Ts and get to a tax office or a computer pronto! But first, read this blog post to find out how being a graduate student can impact your taxes. Making sure you’re informed about special student deductions and credits will help you maximize your refund and ultimately offset the cost of college.

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Fun and Creative Ways to Fund Your Education at the iSchool

Published: September 7, 2016

Both new and continuing students at SJSU’s School of Information continue to challenge the boundaries and limits of librarianship and creativity with their determination and ingenuity. Here are some inspiring examples and a few ways to flex your skills and passion to help pay your way through the program.

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Tips to Get You Started as You Apply for Financial Aid

Published: January 27, 2016

Hooray! You’ve decided to go to grad school, and that’s a big step. Now it’s time to figure out how to make that happen with both your time and your finances. The majority of iSchool students currently in attendance receive some kind of financial aid, so if you too are applying, you’re in good (and plentiful) company.

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Scholarship Opportunities for the Spring Semester with the iSchool and Beyond

Published: September 30, 2015

Finding a way to pay for school can be a challenge, but if you’re resourceful and articulate (and you are, because you’re studying to be an information professional), then there’s a wealth of opportunities out there to help you make your way through graduate school. It’s just a matter of finding the right one and hitting the right deadlines.

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Time to Apply for Scholarships—Deadline is March 30

Published: March 23, 2015

It’s that time of the year again—time to round up your brightest ideas, put your best foot forward and apply for scholarships. The deadline for applications for many spring scholarships is right around the corner—on March 30. Both the School of Information and San José State University as a whole have a variety of scholarships to offer based on focus of study, geographic location, ethnic background, professional development and so much more.

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Conference Funds Available for New iSchool Students

Published: February 4, 2015

You’re excited about going to graduate school in information science, and you’d love to begin connecting with other prospective students, and with seasoned information professionals to hear all about their trials and successes in your chosen career field. Professional conferences are a great place to hear about the many opportunities in the field.

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New Scholarship for New Students, Using Pinterest

Published: February 3, 2015

Beginning on February 2, 2015, students entering SJSU’s iSchool in the fall semester will be able to apply for a scholarship using the media platform Pinterest. The brand new Director’s Scholarship for Excellence will award five $1,000 scholarships to students who can illustrate their desire to be an information professional and visualize their future in the field.