Pay for School in 2015: Fastweb’s Three Steps For Success

CHICAGO--()--As 2015 begins, Fastweb (www.fastweb.com), the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the Monster.com network, recommends three important areas where students can focus to help their efforts in finding ways to pay for college.

1) Find and apply for scholarships. Many 2015 scholarship opportunities are accepting student applications now. In Fastweb’s 2015 Scholarships article, there are 15 valuable opportunities outlined that range in value up to $50,000. Programs shown include; $10,000 Teach Seniors Technology Scholarship sponsored by AARP Foundation’s Mentor Up Program and the $5,000 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition sponsored by DuPont. Students should apply for scholarship opportunities at any time of the year to best take advantage of all opportunities.

2) Fill out the FAFSA application. The FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) application for 2015-16, opened on January 1st. Students are urged to fill out the application as early as possible to initiate the federal student aid process. Information on understanding the FAFSA and tips for filling out the application are available on Fastweb’s FAFSA FAQ pages. Changes to this year’s application have been compiled in the What’s New on the 2015-16 FAFSA article.

3) Energize Your Scholarship Search. Students with complete and detailed Fastweb profiles attract the best scholarship opportunities for their needs. College bound and existing college students should add all relevant information to their profiles and update them frequently. This will assist Fastweb’s system in finding the most relevant matches, and then increase the number of scholarships highlighted for application.

Fastweb.com provides efficient and insightful online resources for all students to help them find ways to fund their education. Resources are available online and always at no charge.

About Fastweb:
Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) network, is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site, and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb’s information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profiles that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit www.fastweb.com and follow Fastweb on social media for the latest on paying for school all year long: Twitter (at @PayingForSchool); Facebook; Pinterest; Google+.

About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit monster.com/about.

Contacts

Monster
Caroline Nussbaum, 646-248-1390
Caroline.Nussbaum@Monster.com

Contacts

Monster
Caroline Nussbaum, 646-248-1390
Caroline.Nussbaum@Monster.com