The more you earn during college, the less debt you’ll rack up.

The cost of college is going up, and many students graduate with a mountain of debt. If you’d rather not take out a ton of student loans, it pays to work while you’re in school.

You can use the money you ear...

f you’re anything like the typical undergrad, then you may have discovered that savings and financial aid won’t quite cut it when it comes to covering your college costs. Going to school isn’t exactly cheap, so for many of us, student loans are a fact of life.

Now, ther...

The short answer is, “Yes.” You can use student loan proceeds to pay for housing, whether you decide to live on-campus or off-campus while attending school.

Having said that, like most personal finance and college-cost topics, there’s a bit more to the answer. Here...

https://blog.ed.gov/2019/04/keeping-the-cost-of-college-down/

Between the high costs of tuition, living expenses, meal plans and textbooks, it is easy to see why college students are increasingly stressed about their finances. A 2015 survey  found that around 70% of col...

April 15, 2019

Source: https://blog.ed.gov/2019/04/5-things-to-know-when-evaluating-a-financial-aid-offer/

April is National Financial Capability Month and understanding the terms of your financial aid offer and making smart decisions about paying for college can be a good indicator o...

Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/decoding-your-financial-aid-letter-before-you-accept-201429990.html

High school students are getting their financial aid letters right about now. And they might need some extra help decoding these forms as they make their decisions...

October 28, 2017

The college planning process is complex and stressful enough. Do they have to make it even more stressful by being confusing? FAFSA, TCOA, CSS, SAR, EFC- so many letters and acronyms. I mean what the heck do they all mean? After hours of research and learning, the acro...

October 19, 2017

So I'm ready to apply for College but I'm not quite sure if money is going to be enough. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the starting point: is the form needed to get any type of cool money either from the Federal Goverment, State, or the Universities t...

October 19, 2017

As we move through the college process, a student’s biggest decision is where to go to college. Often this is a family decision, made together, and with a good deal of thought. Too often money is the main factor, and while cost is important, it’s absolutely mandatory t...

October 5, 2017

In the college world, it is not a four-letter word but a five-letter acronym that causes a universal cringe across the country. FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is that acronym. This 130+ question form is a requirement to receive any kind of gran...

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