Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg

Sara Lindberg is a freelance writer and former secondary school counselor. She has a Master of Education in Counseling and 20 years of experience working with middle and high school students and their parents. 

Articles

What do "fees" mean when colleges talk about "tuition and fees"?

In addition to paying for classes (aka tuition), you'll also need to cover any fees associated with a university. But what exactly do these "fees" cover?read more

What's the difference between federal and private education loans?

While both options lend you money to help cover college costs, there are some significant differences between federal and private loans you need to know.read more

What is same-day acceptance?

Same-day acceptance, also known as instant decision day, is becoming more popular with transfer students looking to decrease the stress level and time commitment that comes with applying to a new university.read more

How to Start Your Scholarship Search

As you're looking for your best-fit college or university, don't forget about best-fit scholarships too! Here's how to start your search for free aid.read more

What is rolling admission?

Rolling admission gives you more options when it comes to applying to college. Schools with rolling admission evaluate applications until all of the available spots are filled for that year. read more

The Worst Myth: College Is for Rich Kids

One of the longest-standing myths is that you need to be rich in order to get a college degree. But making college both assessable and affordable is within your reach! Here are six options if you're concerned about affording your college costs.read more

Why are campus visits so important?

The campus visit plays a crucial role in determining if the college or university you are considering is the right "fit" for you. read more

What's the difference between a scholarship and a grant?

How often do you think about paying for college? The answer is likely all the time. That's why learning about ways to fund your education is so important. read more

What is the Common Application?

Think of the Common Application as the college version of "one-stop shopping." You can upload application materials to send to multiple schools when it comes to apply.read more

How should I be preparing for the college search as a high school freshman?

Do your best in all your classes so you don't close doors for yourself. You may not think you want to do something as a freshman, but that may change once you are a junior.read more