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Volunteering and Community Service

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By volunteering you can help serve your community, gain experience and maybe even win scholarships. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping others in need.

Fastweb and DoSomething have teamed up to provide students with access to volunteer, community service and activism opportunities in addition to scholarships to help pay for school. Each month, they highlight a Cause of the Month – or chance to get involved in the greater good while trying to win scholarships.
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program provides for forgiveness of federal education loans after ten years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must make 120 payments while the loans are in the direct loan program and while employed in public service. At the end of the ten-year period, any remaining outstanding principal and interest is forgiven. The benefit is maximized when the borrower repays the loans under the income-contingent or income-based repayment plans. This forgiveness program is best for borrowers with high debt and low income.

There are also many community service scholarships as well as volunteer scholarships and internship programs.

 

 
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