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The Inside Scoop: Financial Aid Counselors Share Tips to Get More Out of College

Three financial aid counselors share pro tips to maximize your financial aid award.

What Parents Can Do to Help Students Avoid Loans For College

As an 18-year-old, it’s easy to see the world as nothing but possibility. And it’s true! But those possibilities come wi...

How I Paid For College: Wesleyan Alum Kara Perez

Talk about side hustle: Kara Perez paid off the final $18,000 of her college student loan debt in 10 months by picking u...

Get More Money for College: How 2 Students Successfully Appealed Their Financial Aid Awards

It may not be as simple as marketplace haggling, but bargaining with your college’s financial aid office can be worth th...

Find Your Best Fit College: Evaluate Academic Advisors and Career Services

In a recent survey, 56 percent of students indicated that, if they could go back and start the college admissions proces...

When Do I Need to Complete the FAFSA?

No FAFSA, no financial aid. Check your deadlines and make sure you’ve filed on time!

Financial Aid 101: All About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Programs

It sounds like a financial fairytale: a few waves of a wand and ta-da, disappearing debt! But certain federal loan recip...

How I Paid for College: Sarah Lawrence Alum Thomas Speta

Thomas Speta knew his dream college, Sarah Lawrence, was going to be a stretch financially.

The Savvy College Consumer: How are Colleges Spending Their Money?

If you follow trends in higher education, you may have spotted recent coverage about university spending--or, to put it ...

Can the College Scorecard Help Me Find the Right College?

If you’re a high school student, or a parent of a college-bound student, applying to college is top of mind. The college...

How I Paid for College: Barnard College Alum Naomi T.

Forget just a penny for your thoughts: Thousands of words saved thousands of dollars for recent Barnard College graduate...

Giving More Power to Student Consumers: Why We Started Edmit

Like any good origin story, a chance conversation lead to an innovative idea. If you’ve read Edmit’s profile in the Bost...

Will Attending a More Selective School Guarantee Future Success?

Many high school students face pressure to attend a selective college or university in the pursuit of future success. At...

With Dropping College Enrollments, Students and Parents Have Real Buying Power

If you follow trends in higher education, you’re aware that most universities and colleges in the United States are anti...

Filtering Out the Noise Around Student Loan Debt

We hear it often, and the problem is real: The average total cost of attending college in the U.S. (tuition, fees, room,...

Why College Net Price Calculators Aren’t Enough...

A few years ago, I got my father a headlamp for Christmas. He lives in a rural area, and often needs a hands-free way to...

How I’m Paying for College: University of North Texas Student Agustin Vallejo

Persistence and dedication have paid off in terms of scholarships for University of North Texas student--and Edmit schol...

December's Edmit Scholarship: The results are in!

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the January 2018 Edmit scholarship, Byria Hamblin! Byria will be enrolling at T...

How I’m Paying for College: Tulane Student Byria Hamblin

Edmit scholarship finalist Byria Hamblin has big plans: finish her undergraduate degree at Tulane, go to law school, and...

Why ‘The Perfect Fit’ College is a Myth

“By and large, colleges aren’t doing a good enough job explaining to applicants how admissions choices stem from their p...

How I Paid for College: SUNY Plattsburgh Alum Connor Hogan

Connor Hogan played the financial long game when picking his college.  

An Inside Look at Simpson College, Where 100 Percent of Students Receive Grants and Scholarships

“We have a very robust financial aid program that reaches across our entire enrolling population,” says Tracie Pavon, as...

When Choosing a College, Act Like a Consumer

Mark DeFusco is Senior Research Associate at the Pullias Center for Higher Education--University of Southern California....

Higher Test Scores, Lower Tuition: Is there an SAT vs. ACT advantage?

Edmit recently partnered with the Princeton Review, a tutoring, test prep, and college admission services company, on a ...

Freedom to Freelance: How Financial Aid Shapes Career Options

As the daughter of a single mom who worked at a nonprofit, Jalena Keane-Lee was well aware that she would need a thoroug...

9 Expenses That Surprise Most College Students (and Pro-Tips to Save Big)

Even for the most savvy saver, budgeting for college can be a tough task. With the rising cost of tuition taking its tol...

Understanding the Ever-Increasing Cost of College: Non-Tuition Expenses

In an education system where graduates have incurred thousands of dollars’ worth of student loan debt, it is important t...

How I’m Paying for College: Northeastern Student Wes Cannon

Wes Cannon and his parents thought he had a plan for paying for school.

All About Preferential Packaging: Edmit Speaks with Greg Mitton, Muhlenberg College

If you’re not familiar with the concept of “preferential packaging”, it’s time to learn all about it--and incorporate it...

Give Edmit a Spin: Our Beta is Live!

We’re excited (and appropriately embarrassed) to be releasing the Beta version of Edmit today. Students and parents can ...

How I’m Paying for College: University of Illinois Student Ishan Patel

Thanks to an older sister, Ishan Patel got a sneak preview of the college application and financial aid process.

6 Overlooked Expenses of College

When it comes to college, it’s easy to focus on the larger and more obvious expenses – and with good reason. After all, ...

How I’m Paying for College: Grinnell College Student Yoli Martin

Ask higher education experts at the New York Times, the Hechinger Report, or the Washington Post and they’ll all tell yo...

How to Avoid the ‘Great College Loan Swindle’

In my previous life, I worked for a Boston-based financial literacy organization that primarily served Millennials. We o...

‘Keep an Open Mind’: Edmit Speaks with David Sheridan, Director of Financial Aid at Columbia University School of Internation...

“The whole college application process creates anxiety,” says David Sheridan, director of financial aid at Columbia Univ...

How I’m Paying for College: Hampshire College Student Charlotte Somerville

Hampshire College junior Charlotte Somerville’s non-traditional schooling path meant she was considering the cost of col...

Paying for College: How Parents and Students Can Tackle College Financing

Early on in high school--let’s say freshman year--I recall asking my parents over dinner how much money had been saved f...

Edmit secures funding from leading education and technology investors to help more families save money on college tuition

We’re excited to share that in addition to our small but mighty team committed to helping students and families price co...

My College Story: Stanford Student Jacob Tyler Randolph

Jacob Randolph is a junior at Stanford University, majoring in Political Science and Communication. He is active in loca...

Find the Dream Experience, Not the Dream School: How Parent of 4 Kevin Gillis is Paying for College

“One of the things I’m trying to do is just get parents to talk about [the college application process]--It’s almost lik...

How I Paid for College: Wellesley College Alum April Crehan

The “choosing a college” process is expensive: Even before financial aid packages arrive, fees to take the SATs and to s...

An Inside Look at Tuition Resets: Edmit Speaks with Robert Massa, Drew University

Tuition reductions, or “tuition resets”, have been in the news lately, with Birmingham-Southern College, Drew University...

Financial Aid 101: All About Scholarships

If you’re like most aspiring college students, you’re hoping to head to campus with a scholarship (or several) to defray...

Keep a Level Head: 5 Ways to Take Emotion Out of the College Decision

When it comes to choosing a college, it’s easy to get emotional. After all, college encompasses the most magical four ye...

Introducing Edmit

Our mission at Edmit is to provide college-bound students and their families with ultimate price and value transparency,...