How to Get Financial Aid for College: The Ultimate Guide

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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

The Real Cost of College...and How to Pay It

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Freelance Writer

Many families take a crash course in college expenses just months before students head off to campus. But it doesn't have to be that way! 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

How to Make College Worth the Cost

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College is expensive. But most research still suggests that a college degree is a good indicator of career and financial stability. You just need to figure out how to make that tuition bill a little less scary! read more

Financial Aid in a Changing World

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With the economy gaining some steam but still not up to speed, it's no wonder that many high school students and their families are worried about how they are going to pay for college. It's also no secret that the price tag for attendance at most colleges continues to rise. However, while you need to recognize the stark reality, all is not gloom and doom. read more

Socioeconomic Diversity on College Campuses

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Broadcast Journalism Major, Boston University

Going to college often means meeting people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Of course, money can be, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. There are just a few things students need to keep in mind when thinking about socioeconomic diversity. read more

The Insider's Guide to Student Financial Aid

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Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions, Vanderbilt University

Figuring out how to pay for college can be as confusing as deciding where to attend. The goal is to help you find the best fit in every way. read more

What is work-study?

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Work-study programs are employment subsidies that offer eligible students the opportunity to earn money by working on campus a few hours per week. read more

Do I have to file a FAFSA?

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You don't have to fill out a FAFSA, but there's no reason not to. In fact, if there's any doubt in your mind about whether or not you need to, you probably should. read more

Pay Your Own Way With Cooperative Education

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Imagine graduating from college with more experience, more confidence, and even more money in the bank than the majority of your peers. For many students involved with cooperative education, this is their reality. read more