How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step by Step

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Freelance Writer

This free application can lead you to a wealth of financial aid, and filling out the FAFSA is not as hard as you may think. read more

What's the Difference Between Scholarships, Grants, and Loans?

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High School Students

College scholarships, grants, and loans: what are they all about, and which ones should you use? We broke them down for you. read more

What Are College Net Price Calculators? 10 Things You Need to Know

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Freelance Writer

Net price calculators are nifty financial aid tools...but you need to know how they work and, more importantly, when they don't work to make good use of them. read more

Get Smart About Student Debt: By the Numbers, Part II

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Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

In the second half of her discussion on cutting student debt, Pamela Donnelly offers some more of her top cost-cutting strategies. read more

Get Smart About Student Debt: By the Numbers, Part I

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Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

It may seem like staggering student debt is unavoidable, but that's not really the case. There are plenty of steps you can take to reduce how much you'll owe after college. read more

The College Financial Decision is Not "Easy Pass"

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Principal, CollegeAffordability.com

When helping your child choose a college, finances should play a major role in your discussions. Read on for a look at the most important points to consider. read more

FAFSA: Early Birds Get the Best Aid

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Freelance Writer

Need money for college? Filing the FAFSA is an absolute MUST. And the sooner you start filling it out, the better. read more

Financial Aid Month 2015 Starts with the FAFSA!

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Welcome to Financial Aid Month 2015, CollegeXpressers! read more

Parent PLUS Loans and Covering College Costs

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Director of Student Advocacy, Lendkey

Is that Parent PLUS Loan listed on your child's college financial aid offer letter the right choice for your family? read more

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

No one said applying for financial aid was easy, but you can make the process more manageable by starting strong--and following these tips. read more