Direct Textbook is proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest. At Direct Textbook, we are proud to support students seeking aid for their college experience. For your chance to participate in our current scholarship contests click here.

Meet the winner of the 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest, Dynas Johnson! ... more »
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The outcome of the 2016 presidential election could hinge, at least in part, on where the candidates stand on the issue of student debt. In fact, a new survey conducted by DirectTextbook.com found that 83% of college students and 65% of parents say changes must be made to reduce the student debt burden – and many say the issue of student debt plays an important role in candidate selection.

90% percent of students say student debt will influence their votes
DirectTextbook.com polled nearly 500 college students and parents of students and discovered:
  • 78% of college students and 92% of parents plan to vote in the 2016 presidential election
  • 90% of students and 84% of parents say candidates’ position on student debt is important when deciding who they’ll vote for

Income-based repayment tops student debt reduction strategiesmore »
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The Haiku Scholarship Contest is back! Directtextbook.com invites you to enter your original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word "Manifest" means to you for a chance to receive one of six $500.00 scholarships.

Here's how the winning entries will be selected:

 




Students navigating the labyrinth that is financial aid would be wise to seek guidance from Jodi Okun. The founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, Okun hosts #CollegeCash on Twitter and is one of About.com's resident Money Experts.

Her new book, Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro: Master the College Funding Process and Give Your Child Lifelong Financial Skills Without Losing Your Cool, demystifies the financial aid process and helps students learn the financial skills they need fo... more »
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Free guide and interactive Student Budget Tool helps students eliminate college debt

College is supposed to be a stepping stone toward financial success, but skyrocketing costs put many students behind long before they earn their first post-grad paychecks.

In fact:
  • The average student graduates more than $35,000 in debt
  • With int... more »
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