As 2014 begins, students may find more opportunities by focusing on three fundamental areas according to Fastweb (, the leading website for scholarship and financial aid information and a member of the network. Fastweb is an online resource that provides efficient and insightful tools to students looking to get prepared to fund their future education.

1) Apply for scholarships now. Many valuable 2014 scholarship opportunities are accepting student applications. Those opportunities include awards of up to $50,000 and more. Some of the brightest opportunities have been compiled in Fastweb’s new 2014 Scholarships article which includes information on the Gates Millennium and Cargill Global Scholars Programs. Students should also plan to continuously apply for scholarships as they are presented, to best take advantage of opportunities.

2) Apply for federal student aid. The FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) application is now open for the 2014-15 school year. This process, for new and returning students, can be complicated so Fastweb created the FAFSA FAQ, one of the many excellent resources to help students get started and on the right track.

3) Apply details to your profile. Students with complete and detailed Fastweb profiles often find the best scholarship opportunities for their needs. New and existing students are reminded to add relevant information to their profiles and update them frequently. This will assist Fastweb’s system in finding the most relevant matches, and then increase the number of scholarships available for application.

This is a great time of the year for Fastweb to remind students to maintain their focus in 2014. Fastweb also reminds students that all of their tools are always available online and at no charge.

About Fastweb:

Fastweb, a top site in the Monster Worldwide (NYSE:MWW) network, is the nation's recognized leader in helping students pay for school, by providing scholarship and financial aid information, as well as information on jobs and internships. One out of three college-bound seniors use the site, and more than 50 million users have benefitted from Fastweb’s information and services. Fastweb lets students create personalized profile that can be matched against its expansive databases of colleges and scholarships. As the oldest and most popular free online scholarship matching service, the database has more than 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion. To learn more about Fastweb, visit and follow on Twitter at @PayingForSchool.

About Monster Worldwide:

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world's most advanced technology to help people  Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit

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