Tag: affording college

Your Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

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This financial aid guide from Maryville University is designed to walk you through the process of researching, identifying, and applying for the college financial assistance that is right for you. read more

The Worst Myth: College Is for Rich Kids

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

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

Everything You Need to Know About Taking on Student Loans

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Freelance Writer

Gain a better understanding of student loans and everything you should know before borrowing money for college. read more

5 Little-Known Secrets to Getting More Gift Aid

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Though tuition is increasing each year, there are many ways you can obtain funds to afford it. These five awesome tricks could help you receive more free money for college! read more

Overcoming Undermatching: Heartfelt Advice for High School Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Harvard University

Undermatching is when qualified students don't apply to (or attend) selective colleges that might fit them. These tips can help them overcome the undermatching "disease." read more

Transfers: Don't Be Afraid to Follow Your Own Path

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Student, California State University, Northridge

One student shares the fears she had as she transferred from a community college to a four-year university and why she's glad she followed her own academic path. read more

A Tale of Two Transfer Students

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Finding the right college is always a combination of head and heart. Transfer students, like these two, know that better than most. read more