Scholarship Of The Month: The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting Card Contest

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Due January 15, 2014, the 7th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest awards $10,000 to the student who creates the most original greeting card for The Gallery Collection to add to its line.

To help you win, we did this “scholarship of the month” a little differently. Instead of me giving you my tips on the scholarship, I interviewed The Gallery Collection to get some answers I’m sure you will all want to know about this award.

Check out our Q&A, as well as the eligibility requirements!…

The Pros And Cons Of Student Loan Consolidation

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If you graduated in May, you probably went into repayment for most of your federal student loans last month. Making payments may be new to you, but perhaps you’ve already identified some problems you have with the process. (Besides the “parting with your money,” that is.)

If you’re having trouble staying organized or are worried about missing one of your five loan payments, I have an answer that may make your life easier, my friend: consolidation.…

Estimate Your Earning Potential Before Enrolling In Grad School

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If you just slogged through finals, the last thing on your mind is probably, “Gee, I can’t wait to sign up for more school after this!”

However, with another semester done in your college career, grad school may be in your not-too-distant future—even if it means taking on a lot more debt. But how can you determine if that path makes sense for you? With help from SALT™. (Of course.)…

How To Save Money For Spring Break [EXCERPT]

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Have #20SomethingProblems landlocked your jet-setting dreams? SALT™ can help you get away from The Red—and get away in general, thanks to some sweet sponsors we’ve teamed up with.

Check out these tips from StudentCity on how to save up for spring break. And if saving’s not your thing (though we’d like it if it were), head over to FaceTheRed.com for a chance to win a 7-day spring break package!

Hurry—you only have until 11:59 p.m. ET tonight (12/16/13) to sign up! (OK, so maybe sign up then read this article. We’re cool with your prioritizing.)…

5 Ways To Spend Less On Holiday Gifts [EXCERPT]

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#20SomethingProblems can ruin your festive spirit. But with SALT™, The Red’s no problem at all. We’ve teamed up with some sweet sponsors to help you live well on a budget—even during the holidays.

For instance, this article from ValoreBooks details some ways you could save on this gifts. Check out the excerpt below, and click through to read all their tips. (It’s just a nice thing to do this time of year.)…

What You Could Really Get Out Of Being An Intern [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Is an internship on your holiday wish list? Yup, we know it’s no fun getting something in the winter that you can’t enjoy until the spring or summer. (Though you may get a great deal right now on that Slip N Slide.)

However, right now is the prime time for hunting down your next internship opportunity. And you’ll earn much more from it than just a paycheck or some college credit—even if those are pretty nice reasons all by themselves.

Check out this infographic to find out the real value of interning.…

“Every Student Is A Lot More Than What The Admissions Office Sees On Paper”

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Lori Connor has worked in admissions and financial aid for 15 years. Today, she helps school implement SALT™ for parent company, American Student Assistance®. Since we’re right in the middle of college application season, Aaron Weber asked her to tell us about admissions, money, and transferring to new schools.…