Making Good Use of the Summer Before You Start College

Are you getting ready to graduate high school in the next month or two? If you are planning to enter the ranks of college students next fall, what should you be doing with your last summer? Here are three ways to make good use of the summer before college to prepare you for your experience. […]

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Tips for Maximizing Need-Based Financial Aid for College

Financial aid plays a key role in bankrolling college for just about every student. Why is need-based financial aid so important and how can you acquire the maximum amount? Here are a few tips: Don’t presume on merit-based scholarships – Very few people receive a full-ride scholarship. Don’t shy away from applying for merit-based scholarships, […]

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Essential Tips for Students Hoping to Get College Funding

You know your family can’t afford to put you through college, and you don’t want to spend the rest of your life paying off a massive debt. That’s why students, even some from middle-class and upper-middle-class families, need financial aid for college. But does that even exist for your household income bracket? Here are some […]

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How Do You Plan on Paying for College?

This is an important question for students (and parents of students) who intend to further their education after high school. Since the average American family pays well over $20k per year in tuition fees, very few have that kind of cash on hand. Here is a breakdown of some of your options for funding college. […]

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Direct Student Loans You Should Know About

While parents often try to help their children to be able to fund a college education and there are numerous grants and scholarships available, most students still find themselves needing to fund some of their tuition and other expenses with direct student loans. Here is a brief comparison of four types of loans to help […]

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Tips for Maximizing Need and Merit-Based Aid for College

You may wonder if you can qualify for need or merit-based financial aid. These funds are important if you want to go to a university but don’t want to spend the rest of your life paying for it. Here are a few tips to help you maximize the amount of aid you receive, even if […]

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College Funding Tips: Private Versus Federal Loans

Funding college can be difficult with tuition in the tens of thousands of dollars per year at most private institutions. There are many options for loans, but how can you know which one is right for you? Here are a few differences between private and federal loans. Private lenders are going to want to know […]

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Merit-Based Vs. Need-Based Financial Aid – Understanding the Difference

If you are looking for financial aid for school, you have two main options: merit-based aid and need-based aid. Before you write yourself off as only being able to apply for one or the other, we’re going to discuss both options, the pros and cons, and why you need to apply for both types regardless […]

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The Best Tips for Students Seeking Financial Aid for College

With college tuition costs constantly on the rise, it makes sense to begin looking for financial aid as soon as possible. But you may have some questions regarding the process and whether or not it is even worth going through it based on your family’s income. Here are a few tips for students seeking financial […]

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3 Things to Do the Summer Before College Starts

Every year, students graduate high school with the prospect of college beginning in the Fall. You should already know where you are going by the time summer arrives, but what can you do with those last few months? Here are a few suggestions for high school seniors who are thinking about how to spend their […]

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