5 Tips on Making the Most of Your Meal Plan
Financial Aid

5 Tips on Making the Most of Your Meal Plan

If you’re a college student, chances are the one of your biggest struggles revolves around food: what to get, where to get it from, how…

5 Budgeting Tips That Will Save Your Life Your First Semester of College
Financial Aid

5 Budgeting Tips That Will Save Your Life Your First Semester of College

It happens to the best of us. It’s your first semester at college, and reveling in your new found freedom, you’ve suddenly blown all your…

5 Tips for Managing Finances and Saving Money As a College Student
Financial Aid

5 Tips for Managing Finances and Saving Money As a College Student

Being college students (especially college students who are away from home) we find ourselves with a new sense of independence and responsibility. We spread our…

What Happened When I Tracked My Expenses for a Week
Financial Aid

What Happened When I Tracked My Expenses for a Week

Since landing my first part-time job as a junior in high school and working since then, I’ve always been one who admittedly spends more money than…

Why Does College Tuition Keep Going Up?
Financial Aid

Why Does College Tuition Keep Going Up?

Tuition is going up. Again. For the past 10 years, Duke’s tuition has increased by about 4% each year with no stop in sight. A…

Should You Rent or Buy Textbooks?
Financial Aid

Should You Rent or Buy Textbooks?

It’s pretty much common knowledge that in college, books can get expensive — so expensive that many schools recommend setting aside at least $1,000 a…

How to Take Advantage of Hidden Financial Aid Opportunities
Financial Aid

How to Take Advantage of Hidden Financial Aid Opportunities

The sticker price of college is scary to look at, but financial aid and scholarships help with the cost, and you can figure out some…

How to Handle Any Financial Aid Situation Thrown Your Way as a Recently Accepted Student
Financial Aid

How to Handle Any Financial Aid Situation Thrown Your Way as a Recently Accepted Student

Congratulations! You’re a second semester senior in high school and you finally got all of your college acceptance letters in the mail (or on the…

Your Guide to College Application Fee Waivers
Financial Aid

Your Guide to College Application Fee Waivers

One of the most common pieces of advice people give to those going through the college admissions process is to apply to a variety of schools, while…

How to Have the Big College Finance Talk With Your Parents
Financial Aid

How to Have the Big College Finance Talk With Your Parents

The college process is stressful, and figuring out financial plans can be even more. No matter how much you want to avoid it or how…

Your Guide to Funding Options for Short-Term Study Abroad Programs
Financial Aid

Your Guide to Funding Options for Short-Term Study Abroad Programs

Studying abroad during college can be a great opportunity to learn a new language, immerse yourself in another culture, and have some fun! You might…

4 Ways to Tackle Your Apartment Shopping on a Budget
Financial Aid

4 Ways to Tackle Your Apartment Shopping on a Budget

As someone who is going to be moving into an apartment in just a few short months, I’ve started to look at things I’ll need…

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