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Paying for College – Financing an Education Without Parental Help

The first thing to remember is that you are not alone. Students have been dealing with this reality for a long time. Do not assume that you won’t qualify for aid since your parents earn over the eligibility mark. Always fill out the FAFSA no matter what. You may qualify for a Stafford Loan. It […]

Competing for College Students

Throughout most of the application process the potential student is courting the college but as a recent article in the New York Times points out, when decision making time approaches the roles are reversed. Some schools will lay on the charm extra thick to entice students to choose their acceptance. Personal e-mails, letters, phone calls […]

Ivy League Schools and College Scholarships

By now you have heard of “Ivy League” schools. Some people are not clear on which schools are actually considered “Ivy.” The Ivy League was created in 1954 and includes the eight most prestigious and selective universities in the United States. The eight Ivy League schools are: Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth University […]

The First Rule of Financial Aid…

The First Rule of Financial Aid is to apply! It should be rule number two and three as well, it’s that important. Why is it so important? Because you will never know how much money you can receive until you apply, if you don’t apply you are guaranteed nothing. This may seem quite obvious but […]

5 Great Sites for Free Online Learning

I was always taught that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but apparently there is. If by “lunch”, you mean food for your mind.  There are thousands of free online sources of education material being posted for anyone and everyone to take advantage of. If you’re looking to get a first-rate education […]

Saving for College – Start Planning Early

It’s never too early to start planning for how you are going to pay for your child’s college education. Saving for college is critical. Public Universities tend to raise tuition every year! It’s scary to imagine what that cost might be eighteen years from now. If you have just had a baby or plan to […]

High School Juniors: Your Summer To Do List

If you just finished your junior year of college, this is your last summer before you start heading off to college. While you may want to enjoy that time with a little (or a lot of) R&R, don’t kick back just yet. There are plenty of items for your college prep to-do list, including these […]

Drug Offenders can Earn Aid under Budget Reconciliation Act

At least 175,000 people are denied federal financial aid due to prior drug offenses according to a recent article in Yahoo News. However, the Budget Reconciliation Act that was passed has provided a provision to allow students who have drug offenses a new chance at federal student financial aid. The provision is targeted at older […]

One More Reason to Keep Your Grades Up

If you are a student you may already be conscious of your grades for college entrance purposes. One more reason to keep those grades up is the correlation between grades and financial aid. Students don’t have to be the valedictorian or the next Rhodes Scholar but good grades will equal more money. A combination of […]

Swap In-State Tuitions with Other States

The Academic Common Market is an organization that sets up exchange programs for students between a league of mutually recognized states. Students who are planning on studying a subject that is not offered by their state school may attend an out of state school for in state tuition. The school must already have an exchange […]