Financial Matters: College Loans

As we have often said, paying for college is a significant challenge for many families. Once all types of grants, … Read More

Maximizing Merit Aid

Although many middle-class and upper income families will not qualify for need based aid, they still may find the cost … Read More

The CSS Profile

The bulk of college financial aid money comes from the federal government; this aid is distributed by colleges using information … Read More

Filing the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based … Read More

How Movies Can Help You Write Better Application Essays

Like most people, you probably have many stories that you can tell about your life. You’ve done things, gone places, … Read More

Financial Matters: Talk To Your Kids About Money

Before students leave for college, families need to have a conversation about reasonable spending expectations. Parents need to be aware … Read More

Financial Matters: Does Attending College Make Financial Sense?

Media stories about the rising cost of a college education and student debt, combined with the lingering economic effects of … Read More

Wallowing on the Waitlist

Uh-oh. Your eagerly-awaited decision letter from Dream University finally arrives and you learn that you’ve been offered not the hoped-for … Read More

Some of the Most Generous Colleges

Now that the heavy-lifting is done on college applications and the students have had a bit of a break from … Read More

Financial Matters: Trends in Student Loans

You’ve probably seen the headlines suggesting that debt for college students is out of control and getting worse. But, is … Read More

It’s Time to Complete Financial Aid Forms

October 1st marks the first day that American families can apply for student financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year. … Read More

Financial Matters: Keeping College Application Costs In Check

Applying to college can be a costly proposition. According to U.S. News and World Reports, the average college application fee … Read More

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