How to Have the Big College Finance Talk With Your Parents

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…

How to Deal With 4 Hidden College Expenses

How to Deal With 4 Hidden College Expenses

Every student knows that paying for college can be expensive. College expenses include more than just paying for your tuition, housing, and textbooks. Once you…

8 Ways to Have Fun in a City as a Broke College Student

8 Ways to Have Fun in a City as a Broke College Student

Here’s how to make the best of your time living in or near a big city without spending money: Throw away your credit card(s). Go…

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

Possibly the single biggest factor in deciding which college to attend is price. It doesn’t matter how small the classes are, or how many research…

Time is Money: The 2 Meanings of “Cost” in College Apps

Time is Money: The 2 Meanings of “Cost” in College Apps

When it comes to the college search, application, and decision processes, prospective college students – as well as parents, families, and counselors – oftentimes find…

4 Scholarships You Totally Have to Apply To

4 Scholarships You Totally Have to Apply To

Going to college is as expensive as ever, and the cost is only going up. As such, it is imperative that a prospective college student…

The Returning Student’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA

The Returning Student’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA

Once you get to college, it doesn’t mean you are done applying for financial aid. You must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)…

TP’s Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

TP’s Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

Getting into your dream school (or any school for that matter) can be extremely exciting, yet often when you get your financial aid award a…

How to Prepare for Work-Study as Your First Job

How to Prepare for Work-Study as Your First Job

  Most college financial aid packages are broken down into several categories: loan, grant, parent contribution, student contribution, and work-study. The way work-study functions can…

3 Ways to Get Scholarships for Things Other Than Tuition, Room, and Board

3 Ways to Get Scholarships for Things Other Than Tuition, Room, and Board

  Few things are more coveted by prospective students and current college students than the highly elusive scholarship. Most commonly, scholarships are granted by academic…

A Candid Conversation About Financial Aid

A Candid Conversation About Financial Aid

Financial aid forms, offices, workers, and buildings are ridiculously scary and confusing. Most people don’t know what forms they need to fill out to receive…

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

So there is no shortage of articles on The Prospect about work-study so I’m not going to go into too much detail about what it…

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