Featured Stories

Filter By Categories

[Better Off Book Preview] “Need-Based” vs. “Merit-Based” Financial Aid

We’re continuing to share previews of our upcoming book, Better Off After College. From Chapter Two, "Early High School:...

How to get help from the financial aid office

One thing I hear over and over again from college financial aid directors is they can’t help students researching school...

When Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

 

How to Avoid Costly FAFSA Mistakes

Filling out the FAFSA, the federal form for requesting financial aid, is one of the single most important things your fa...

Should I submit my scores if the school is test optional?

Last year, 41 colleges and universities joined the test-optional movement, no longer requiring applicants to submit the ...

How Students Write Successful Essay for College Admissions and Scholarships

Writing a successful essay for scholarships and college admissions isn’t up to luck. It’s a combination of good research...

How to Keep Your Financial Aid Past Freshman Year

Financial aid award letters often detail financial aid you’ll receive your first year of school, but they can neglect to...

States With Free Tuition Programs

Earlier this month, we posted a blog on countries with free college tuition. But there’s something we didn’t mention in ...

How are assets treated on the FAFSA?

When you’re filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may think that you and your family’s i...

How Often are Financial Aid Appeals Approved?

Every colleges is a bit different when it comes to financial aid appeals. Some are very systematic and formulaic, while ...

Read More:

Sign up for updates

Popular Tags

Financial Aid and Scholarships* Cost of College* paying for college financial aid FAFSA grants and scholarships Student Loans* Saving for College* federal student loans college tuition 529 plan cost of attendance expected family contribution college financial planning financial aid award private student loans Salary and Career* taxes college savings plan room and board on-campus housing merit scholarships college expenses federal financial aid merit-based financial aid budgeting for college edmit hidden gems parent PLUS loan private universities public universities college applications college costs living expenses CSS profile edmit team education expenses financial need income application fees financial aid appeal off-campus housing career loan forgiveness affordable college college majors loan repayment student loan assistance work-study application fee waivers choosing a major degree programs edmit scholarship institutional aid SAT choosing a college in-state tuition need-based financial aid net price prepaid tuition plans private scholarships repayment plans ACT budget college search college visits free tuition international students internships need-blind colleges qualified higher education expenses retirement savings southern colleges standardized testing tuition discount tuition guarantee tuition payment plans 401k UGMA UTMA applying to college college ranking systems college spending credit score discretionary income education savings accounts fees full ride scholarship grants health insurance options investment ivy league schools liberal arts degree meal plans midwestern colleges need-aware colleges out-of-state tuition saving school-based scholarships state aid student loan debt western colleges 568 presidents group Inversant MEFA asset protection allowance best price campus life college advisor college deposit concurrent enrollment cost by region cost by state crowdfunding dorms early decision educational expenses esports fee waivers financial literacy fraternities and sororities full tuition gap year home equity loan income share agreements line of credit medical expenses military benefits new england colleges out-of-state students percent need met private college consultant small business state schools student bank accounts student organizations title IV schools travel expenses tuition decreases tuition increases tuition insurance tuition reciprocity undocumented students