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    300 per week?

    created by sincitygina 67 days 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    Category: World

    300 per week?

    Hi everyone!
    Happy Thursday, and congratulations to the latest winners! For people who have won multiple $300 open scholarships, is it making a difference in the education and loan bills? I see lots of people who have won over 20 times, are they making any progress? I suppose I still think of this website as too good to be true! Haha, prove me wrong!!
    Gina

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hey Gina,

    I used to feel the same way you did. It took me a while to finally win and after I won a few times, I still didn't believe the money would come off of a loan! But it does! After the last quarterly payout I paid off almost half of a private loan that I had and I'm hoping to use the full $10,000 from CNet to pay that loan off.

    It's awesome!

    -Jess

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hi Gina,

    Yes it absolutely makes a difference. Each time I win, that’s $300 I don’t have to pay out of pocket towards my student loans. That’s a lot of money if you ask me! It took me a very long time to win here on collegenet, but after a while I got the hang of it and got acquainted with other cnetters, and now I enjoy coming in and seeing what people are chatting about.

    Have a great day, and best of luck on this week’s election!
    Gabriella

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hey Gina,

    CollegeNet has been a lifesaver for me this past year. My student loans came out of deferment after finishing my MBA at the time I was in a very transitional point in my life. I was newly married and pregnant with our first daughter when I was told about this site. Although I thought I had done a good job keeping my education costs low, the interest that accrued on my loans over the time they were in deferment was astronomical. I couldn't afford to pay the $450/month payments at that point in my life. I gave CollegeNet a try with nothing to lose. I've been consistent and posted every day since I started October 30, 2017. I even posted the day I gave birth to my daughter! I'm almost at the $10K cap now. It truly has helped me tremendously. The quarterly payouts go directly to your school or student loan company.

    Keep it up! I've found what works best is five posts daily (four responses, one forum), answering the challenge question weekly, voting twice a day, and voting the extra two votes post election on Wednesdays.

    There are not a lot of resources out there for paying off student loans once you have them (there are tons of scholarships if you're still in school). As I'm nearing the end of my time on CNET I've been spending a lot of time looking for sites like this. I haven't found any other ones yet, but will post them when I do.

    Thanks for the forum! This site truly is awesome.

    Megan

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hi Gina,

    This site is absolutely genuine! I think it's great that you are being cautious because it does seem too good to be true. My winnings have been credited to my first semester's tuition just this past July. (Well, actually, my school only uses half for each semester, boo!), but the school has the full amount which the other half will then be credited when second semester bills come out. Someone from Cnet even emailed me to tell me when the check had been sent, which I thought was great.

    Megan has some great advice. I even remember the day she had the baby and posted that same day! If there was ever a good excuse to skip a day, (or week, or month, LOL) that was it! But she did it, and I think she even won that week as well. That has been motivating to me. Whenever I feel like skipping a day here and there, I think of that. So keep after it, it may take a while, but KEEP GOING!

    Have a great day!

    Kasey

    Re: 300 per week?

    I have not won yet but hopefully soon. It would be a big help to me. I have already graduated so there isn't much help out there for paying off loans other than to pay them off yourself. I wish there were "after graduation" scholarships although they would probably be more competitive than the ones you apply for before college or during.

    In total I have about $26.5 K in loans. Luckily it's all fixed interest as I know some who didn't have that option and their interest has went up a lot. I'm a stay at home mom right now so I'm on the income based repayment and actually don't have to pay anything monthly but I do try to put some in. I do hope once I start working I can knock my loan out as soon as possible.

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hi there! I’m new to CNET, but I am really hoping that it helps. With my student loan and the 20k parent plus student loan I have for my daughter I have about 93k in student loans. I had a career change with a whole new set of education requirements! I really want to go back for my masters in nursing education, so I am hoping CNET will help get my loans down some so I can do that!

    My fingers are crossed for you!

    Mel

    Re: 300 per week?

    I am like a few other poster, I have not won yet. I would say that it would help a lot. That’s my loan payment and then some. It would save me money for sure. It would put a huge dent in my loan. I could save for my house/condo that I want to buy or pay off my car loan down too.

    I’d like to win. My girlfriend has won twice and I’m ready to delete my account. She is telling me to keep posting. If I just one once then I could continue. It’s like playing cards, would you want to continue to play over if you keep losing hand after hand? No!

    I really put so much effort into my writing and being thought provoking concepts.

    Maybe this week.

    Re: 300 per week?

    Hi Gina,

    I’ve won 4 times and the $1200 has really helped out a lot. I was very skeptical at first, but I also recieved an email from a CNET representative. I don’t make much money and this site is my only form of scholarships I’ve ever recieved.
    Without CNET I’d be stressing how to pay for school since I’m trying to be loan free.

    Also that’s very impressive Megan, giving birth and posting on the same day! I wish I was as dedicated as you!

    Thanks for reading!
    ~Jon