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Government Regulations that Help Families Shop Smarter for Colleges

The spring is “decision season”: the time when college-bound high school seniors learn whether they’ve been accepted to ...

Colleges and Universities That Are Need Blind

“Need blind” and “need aware” are different financial aid admissions policies. The terms refer to whether the college co...

[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 ...

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