Tools for Close the Cost Gap

Scholarship Search

With more than 1.5 million individual private scholarships worth more than $10 billion, this is the database you are looking for.

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College Textbook Search

Search for books you need and see if renting vs. owning can save you money. You can also sell books using this tool as well!

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Articles for Close the Cost Gap

Why Spending Plans Beat Budgets Every Time

Like eating our veggies, budgeting is one of those things we know we should do. After all, creating a personal budget plan is good for us...

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Explore Scholarships and Grants

It is so worth the effort. You do not have to be an academic or athletic superstar to qualify...

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Federal vs. Private Student Loans

Generally, there are two types of student loans: 1) Federal Student Loans. Made by the federal government, Federal Student Loans combine...

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How Grandparent-Owned 529 Plans Affect Financial Aid Eligibility

Only 529 college savings plans that are owned ...

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