Paying for Grad School: Plan Ahead to Get Ahead

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Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Mercer University

Almost 12% of college graduates default on their student loans within three years of graduating (NCES, 2016). Don't fall into this trap. Start by looking at your current situation and how it fits into your (fiscally responsible) grad school plans. read more

The Complete Guide to US Financial Aid for International Students

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Freelance Writer

Before coming to the United States for university, it's critical that you understand how financial aid for international students works. Here's what you need to know. read more

How to Pay for College: Understanding All Your Financial Aid Options

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Freelance Writer

Choosing a college is complicated. You've got to figure out what type of school you want, where to live, what to study, and--oh yeah--how to pay for it all. read more

How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step by Step

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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

Spotlight on Major-Specific Scholarships

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Freelance Writer

When you declare an area of study, you'll be able to increase your financial aid options even further by taking advantage of major-specific scholarships. read more

College Loans: Why You Need to Look Before You Leap

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Student, University High School of Tolleson

With great loan comes great responsibility. 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

Watch Out for These College Financial Aid Scams

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Freelance Writer

To avoid losing out on precious college savings and protect your personal information, it's important to be aware of financial aid fraud. Here are some of the college money scams to watch out for. read more

FAFSA Changes: The Upside (and the Down)

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Author, College Admission Expert, Valley Prep Tutoring Services

Changes are coming to the FAFSA in 2016. What does it mean for the Class of 2017 and beyond? We've got some answers. read more