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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...