5 Commonly Asked Questions about Student Financial Aid

College is expensive. This is an undeniable truth. With courses, room and board, books and meal plans, the fees pile up quickly. Fortunately, your school can provide financial aid to help you get through your college years. If you are like the hundreds of thousands of college undergrads in the U.S., you need some sort of financial assistance to hel...

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Four Ways to Pay for College

It’s no secret that going to college is a big investment. With that being said, it is important to start planning earlier than later how you are going to be able to finance your college education. There are many ways to go about funding your tuition and housing, but first and foremost it is a good idea to consider how much you are realistical...

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New Exchange Program Offers Reduced Tuition Rates

When you hear the word “exchange” some foreign far away land probably comes to mind. That isn’t’ always the case though. Many areas of the country are offering “exchange programs” to help students pay for college by offering a reduced tuition. These types of exchanges are typically regional and depend on which state you are resident to....

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I Need Help Paying for College!

The price tag on a good education can be a daunting one. The continual rise in the cost for a college education has many students wondering just how they are going to pay for college. Spring of my freshman year, I was looking at a $28,000 dollar private loan on top of a 5,000 federal loan- for one year. I had taken out loans with the naïve thought...

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Unique Scholarship Opportunities for Future College Students

The continual rise in college tuition costs has left many students and parents looking for alternatives for funding. Average tuition costs rose by 4 percent in 2012 at four-year colleges, according to the College Board. An in-state, four-year degree now costs about $17,860; while an out-of-state degree is almost $40,000. Federal budget cuts have f...

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Does The Military Pay For College?

For many, one of the most pressing questions associated with college is how to finance one’s education. With college costs on the rise, and an uncertain job market for recent graduates, for many people, weighing the importance of obtaining a college degree with the cost of tuition is becoming a calculated risk. For these reasons, some students ha...

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How Can I Pay For College?

Before you enter college, there is always the haunting question of ‘how can I pay for college?’ Many people don’t go to college until they have enough saved up to allow them to go to school. We all know that college is expensive. However, there are still many options that students should consider. Below are 3 ways to pay for college. ...

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35 Cheapest Colleges and Universities in the U.S.

During my senior year of high school my parents and I had to sit down and have multiple conversations about financing and planning for school. Many times their argument was that a four-year college was too expensive. Though I found my way around their argument and I ended up being able to fund for my education, I did not do my research on cheaper c...

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4 Ways Student Loan Debt Affects Parents

It is becoming more and more of a trend for parents and even grandparents to help their children or grandchildren through college by providing help with student loans. For one, doing so helps graduates get ahead by having less debt to pay once they leave college, giving them more money to work with while they try to look for employment. However, th...

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Paying For College Without Going Broke

The title of this post may seem impossible to some people and to others it may seem unimportant. For those of you you are are worried about paying for college, there is hope! Not everyone has their parents to back them up and that’s okay. Going to college doesn’t have to suck you dry of every cent you have. One of the most important fac...

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