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Which College Majors Make the Most Money? The Answer May Surprise You

Which college majors pay the most?  Researcher Hannah Kwak looks into the top college majors in demand that offer high e...

All About College Tuition and Student Loans

Should you use student loans to pay for college? Here are our best student loan resources for parents and students to co...

How to Save on College Tuition with Concurrent Enrollment

What is concurrent enrollment?

Are State Schools Cheaper?

Are state schools cheaper than private colleges? Is a state school more affordable? The answer is…maybe.

Financial Aid 101: Need Blind vs Need Aware Colleges

When it comes to financial aid, need blind colleges and need aware colleges approach admissions differently. Find out wh...

Can You Get a Scholarship for Video Games?

Talented e-jocks (aka competitive video gamers) may be eligible for university financial aid.   

Are There College Tuition Loans for Parents with Bad Credit?

Have bad credit and want to help pay for college? See what’s available.  

What’s the Difference Between Full Tuition and Full Ride Scholarships?

Full tuition vs full ride – is there really a difference? Knowing exactly what these scholarships are can help you deter...

How Much Should I Save for College?

Determine how much to save for your kids’ college education.

Can I Rely on College Tuition Loan Forgiveness?

Will you qualify for college tuition loan forgiveness? Edmit looks at the future of public student loan forgiveness prog...

How Much Student Loan Debt is Too Much?

Understand the terms of your student loans and make a wise investment in your future.

The Savvy College Consumer: How Do Universities Spend Their Money?

What are colleges spending their money on? We take a closer look at how university spending drives up the cost of colleg...

3 Reasons Late Admissions to College Can Be OK!

It’s not too late to apply to colleges for the fall term.

How to Survive a Graduation Ceremony

SNL takes on high school graduation...and we are here for it.

When Choosing a Major, Think Long-Term Relevance

A new Strada-Gallup survey shows why it’s important to choose a relevant major to your future career.

What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

In the U.S., many people use the terms “college” and “university” interchangeably. Here’s how a college is different fro...

Could My College Acceptance Be in Jeopardy?

Don’t let senioritis jeopardize your plans for college.

Edmit’s Paying for College Checklist

A step-by-step guide to paying for college for students and their families.

Hate Writing Essays? Consider an Action-Based Scholarship!

An action-based scholarship application won’t require you to write another essay.

Attending a Private College Can Be Affordable

Your most affordable college may be a private university. 

How I’m Paying for College: Columbia Student Harmony Graziano

Columbia University's generous financial aid package made it a top choice for a student with financial need.

Edmit Hidden Gems: Bucknell University

Known for engineering and the liberal arts, Bucknell University’s high graduation and job placement rates also make it a...

Are College Degrees Worth It?

Should you go to college? Find out whether a college degree is worth your time and money.

Are You Ready for College Signing Day?

College Signing Day is May 2. Where are you headed this fall?

Edmit Hidden Gems: Bentley University

With a strong campus community and a 99 percent job placement rate, Bentley University gets down to business.

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Five reasons why college is so expensive.

Should I Crowdfund My College Tuition?

Is crowdfunding a viable option to pay your tuition?

Edmit Hidden Gems: Newman University

At Newman University in Wichita, health care training and the liberal arts result in a 94 percent job placement rate.

College is an Investment, and It’s Not What It Seems

Beneath it all, colleges who seem alike may be totally different financial bets, and colleges who seem worlds apart may ...

Can Grandparents Deduct College Tuition?

If grandparents will be helping with college tuition, there may be gift tax implications.

Saving for College? Start with a 529 Plan

As parents, we all know college is going to be the one of the most expensive costs that our children will face, and for ...

How Reliable Are College Ranking Systems?

If you’re involved in the college applications process, you know how powerful college ranking systems are. Universities ...

Stressing Over Where to Go to College?

Stressed over the college decision? Take a walk-through of Edmit's college comparsion tool to get more informed on the c...

Edmit Hidden Gems: Lehigh University

Lehigh “looks like Hogwarts,” says one alum--but the magic here really lies in its student success stories.

Is Free Tuition Really Free?

Free tuition sounds great on the surface. But what will it really cost you?

How I’m Paying for College: Angel Lizardo

Edmit's March Scholarship winner Angel Lizardo has big aspirations to work in the field of marketing and business. He re...

March's Edmit Scholarship: the Results are In!

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the March 2018 Edmit scholarship, Angel Lizardo! Angel has a unique path to col...

How Not to Choose a College (Explained in One Image)

Trying to decide where to go to college? Afraid of choosing the wrong college? Samantha Schreiber’s meme clears things u...

Edmit Hidden Gems: Clarkson University

In order to graduate from Clarkson (an Edmit Hidden Gem school), students must first get professional experience.  

I Have a High EFC. Should I Still Fill Out FAFSA?

Is FAFSA worth it?  Fill out FAFSA and see what types of college financial aid for high income families are available. (...

Edmit Hidden Gems: Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines, an Edmit Hidden Gem, offers quality STEM education, high starting salaries, and manageable stu...

An Interview with Maria Furtado, Colleges That Change Lives

To find the right college, start with introspection and then find your people, says Maria Furtado of Colleges that Chang...

How to Find Affordable Colleges

It feels like forever since we heard any good news about the cost of college. Headlines proclaim that the cost of colleg...

Edmit Hidden Gems: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

College of the Holy Cross, an Edmit Hidden Gem, meets 100 percent of students’ financial need.

A Primer on College Financial Fit: Q/A with Sabrina Manville

Our co-founder Sabrina recently joined Jodi Okun for her #CollegeCash Twitter chat and shared our top tips for finding y...

Edmit Hidden Gems: Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

Just a subway ride from downtown New York City, Manhattan College combines a traditional campus with big city opportunit...

What Do Best College Rankings Actually Measure?

Mystified by what makes a “best” college? We take a look at the measurements behind the rankings.

Edmit Hidden Gems: Southern Methodist University, Dallas

SMU recently invested $90 million to boost affordability and financial aid offerings.

Edmit Hidden Gems: Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University offers robust career services and Jesuit education, and a 97 percent job placement rate.

How to Afford College…When There are No Affordable Colleges in Your State

According to a new National College Access Network (NCAN) study, 17 states and Puerto Rico don’t have any affordable pub...

Check Out Edmit Hidden Gem Colleges: A New Way to Evaluate Colleges

Edmit Hidden Gem colleges highlight affordability, quality of degree programs, and student outcomes.

College Finance Tips: Financial Aid Counselors Discuss Paying for College

Parents, should you hire a financial aid counselor? Three financial aid counselors share financial aid tips for college ...

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 College Fit: Look for Best College Career Services and Academic Advisors

How do I find the best college fit for me? In a recent survey, 56 percent of students indicated that, if they could go b...

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

Public student loan forgiveness or financial aid loan forgiveness programs may be an option for you, depending on the ca...

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.

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.

Does Barnard give good financial aid?  Here's how Barnard College financial aid helped student Naomi T. in paying for co...

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?

How will school help me in the future?  We look at whether selective colleges result in better outcomes after graduation...

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

College student trends show dropping enrollments at universities and colleges around the country. Parents, use these tre...

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...

Finding the Perfect College is a Myth: Find a College That Fits You

During your college search, try to find a college that fits you, rather than finding the perfect college.   “By and larg...

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 Cost of College: College Student Expenses

The cost of college is much more than tuition. College student expenses include room and board, textbooks, and much more...

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

Muhlenberg College admissions uses a preferential packaging model.    If you’re not familiar with the concept of “prefer...

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,...