Category Archive: college tuition

Jul 03

This Is What Keeps Students, Parents Up At Night

“From getting into your first-choice school to moving away from home, going to college is stressful. But more than anything, the top concern parents and students share these days is paying the tab and any ensuing debt burden, according to The Princeton Review’s 2016 College Hopes & Worries survey…. The Princeton Review also asked the …

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Jun 26

2 Extra Years In College Could Cost You Almost $300,000

It’s very important to review colleges’ graduation statistics and retention rates because the longer a student stays in college, the more costs are incurred. In fact, sometimes what might seem like a less expensive route, for example, state schools, can end up costing more when students are closed out of courses they need and are …

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Jan 05

Fill Out FAFSA Forms for Financial Aid Now

“The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the Fafsa, will become available online on Jan. 1. The form is the starting point for students and families seeking federal aid, and is used by most states and colleges as part of the student aid process. The form collects financial and personal information about …

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Nov 10

Make Sure Your Social Media Presence Is Squeaky Clean!

Avoid College Admissions Scrutiny, High Schoolers Are Changing Their Names on Facebook “Historically, colleges nitpicked over potential applicants’ SAT or ACT, their GPA and their list of extracurricular activities. But in recent years, colleges have been sharpening their interest in applicants’ online personas, specifically their Facebook accounts. Graduating seniors are well aware of this development, …

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Sep 08

Are Your Assets Ready for College? How to Lower Your ‘Expected Family Contribution’

How will you pay for college? No easy answer, but this article is worth a read. Click here for the article.

Aug 09

Top 10 Colleges With Great Financial Aid

The top 10 colleges with great financial aid have been reported by Princeton Review. Pomona College is on top. Be aware though, it’s more complicated than it might seem.  There are different financial aid packages: those based on financial need and those based on merit (i.e. great GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores, and specific activities). Read …

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Aug 03

How The Government Exaggerates The Cost Of College

This is an interesting NY Times article that’s worth a read. “Fortunately, the government isn’t the only organization that collects data on college tuition over time. The College Board also does, and it publishes different indexes on published tuition and net-price tuition, separately for public and private colleges. (Only scholarship grants are considered in the …

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Jul 06

Most And Least Expensive Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education on Monday released its rankings of the most and least expensive colleges in the country. Read more by clicking here. 

Jun 30

9 Companies That Will Pay Most Of Your College Costs

Starbucks isn’t the only company to offer to pay for most, if not all, of the tuition costs to send its employees to college. Here’s a look at some other companies that offer to pay anywhere from $5,000 per year to 90% of tuition costs for their employees. Continue reading by clicking here.