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Money For College

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Females 5 feet 10 inches and men 6 feet 2 inches can get college money from Tall Clubs International Scholarships and a couple wearing outfits made of duct tape to their prom should apply to the Stuck at Prom Scholarship organization.

No joke! These are examples from the December 1st Washington Post article of the “quirky” things for which people will give money for college. But no need to subscribe to the Post, the education department of the Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia (photo) has hundreds of such one-of-a-kind listings.

Financial aid forms should be completed by mid-February. Go to PhillyGoes2College.org for sources of funding and help in filling out the required FAFSA form, the Free Application for Student Financial Aid.

Once you have applied, and the time is now, see what funds are available from your selected schools – for merit and for need. The task seems daunting; but like other decisions, you’ll be glad you did.

Reported By Dr. Marciene Mattleman, KYW Newsradio