September 18, 2018

If school was free, I’d never stop going. I happily declare that. Unfortunately, the cost of an undergraduate education is on the rise and decoding...

September 11, 2018

The intricacies of being recruited as a student athlete largely depend on the sport you play. For a general overview of the process, including getting...

September 5, 2018

When you are analyzing a financial aid award letter, here is a critically important question that you absolutely must answer: is this award good enough?...

September 5, 2018

Knowing how to appeal merit scholarships and need-based financial aid awards could ultimately save you thousands of dollars. Here are 10 things that you need...

August 28, 2018

All of the various components of the college application process can be complicated. So read on for terms and definitions from A-C! This will ensure...

August 27, 2018

Most scholarships require more than just a simple application. You may be asked to complete a number of additional requirements, such as an essay, a...

August 24, 2018

Our college expert Mark Kantrowitz answers your questions about college and financial aid. 

Q: Do I have to pay back the money I get from FAFSA?...

August 24, 2018

With school, extracurriculars, your part-time job and sports, it’s tempting to wait until the last minute and submit your scholarship applications. But before you do, ask for...

August 24, 2018

Understanding student loans is hard, but repaying them doesn't have to be confusing. 

After a student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment, their loan will enter a...

August 24, 2018

Financial aid award letters can be cryptic and confusing. Figuring out how much each college will cost you can be challenging.

There isn’t yet an...

August 23, 2018

Understanding your financial aid award letter can be complicated, but there's no reason to avoid talking to your college's financial aid office if you need more...

August 23, 2018

Student loan scams have become much more common over the past few years. Federal and state consumer protection agencies are starting to take action against...

August 23, 2018

Have you started applying for scholarships yet? Scholarships aren’t only for seniors and college students. There are plenty of organizations that give college money to teens regardless...

August 23, 2018

We all know college is expensive. Average student loan debt has skyrocketed in recent years - some experts put the average student's debt burden at...

August 23, 2018

Student and parent assets can affect the student’s chances of getting grants and other need-based financial aid. There are, however, several steps you can take...

August 23, 2018

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding financial aid and the FAFSA and we understand why. It certainly can be confusing! Unfortunately, certain...