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Who is Going Merry and Can They Help Pay for College? | General Questions


Who is Going Merry?

Going Merry, an Earnest subsidiary, established its partnership with Earnest in 2021 and is dedicated to guiding students toward scholarship success for college through its innovative online platform. They assist students in navigating the complexity of scholarships and applications, making it easy to find funding for college. Their platform offers a curated database of scholarships, tailor-made recommendations, and efficient tools to effortlessly manage and track applications. It's important to mention that using the Going Merry service doesn't require an Earnest loan, and you don't need the Going Merry service to obtain an Earnest loan.

How Does it Work?

Their platform enables you to easily curate a personalized list of scholarships aligned with your interests and qualifications by consolidating thousands of opportunities from many different sources. Some of the key features include:

  • Scholarship Assistance: Going Merry aggregates thousands of scholarships from various sources. With just a few clicks, you can create a personalized scholarship list tailored to your interests and qualifications. The platform auto-fills application forms, tracks deadlines, and even sends friendly reminders.

  • FAFSA Guidance: Completing the FAFSA is necessary for accessing federal grants, work-study funds, and loans. Going Merry provides resources to guide you through the process. Whether you’re a first-time applicant or need a refresher, their step-by-step instructions ensure you submit a complete and accurate FAFSA.

  • Compare College Costs: Going Merry helps you compare college expenses. From tuition to fees and other costs, you can make informed decisions about where to pursue your education. No more surprises—know exactly what you’re getting into financially.

  • Streamlined Application Process: Instead of dealing with multiple forms, you only need to complete a single application. This form is then used to match you with suitable scholarships, saving valuable time and effort. Additionally, applicants receive real-time updates on their application status, allowing them to track received materials and stay informed about upcoming deadlines.

How Much Does It Cost? 

Going Merry comes at no cost to you! The scholarship providers fund the platform, which allows Going Merry to provide their services for free.

Can Parents Use Going Merry? 

Yes! Parents of students can apply for scholarships on Going Merry! The application process for parents is designed to be just as streamlined and straightforward as it is for students.

Is it Safe and Reliable? 

The team at Going Merry personally vets all scholarships listed on their platform to ensure legitimacy. In addition, they prioritize data security with bank-level encryption to further protect students from potential risk. Over three million students have already turned to Going Merry to discover scholarships tailored to their needs. 

Why Did You Partner with Going Merry?

We partnered with Going Merry to help students and parents navigate the complex landscape of financial aid. Through this partnership, our goal is to provide students with a wide range of user-friendly resources and tools. These resources are designed to simplify the process of exploring various financial aid options, making it easier for you to find the support you need for your educational journey. 

How do I get started? 

To get started, click here to sign up for an account. Then, complete your profile by providing your education level, graduation year, GPA, and intended major. Once your profile is set up, explore scholarship matches and start applying!

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