Why Does College Tuition Keep Going Up?

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…

Op-Ed: Merit Scholarships Aren’t As Great As You Think

Op-Ed: Merit Scholarships Aren’t As Great As You Think

Democratic presidential candidates have recently made splashes by promising to reduce college tuition. This follows on the footsteps of Germany’s decision to entirely eliminate tuition…

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

Let’s face it: talking about money with your friends is really, really weird. And if you’re like me, you didn’t really do it until college…

Petitioning Financial Aid: What to Do When It’s Just Not Enough

Petitioning Financial Aid: What to Do When It’s Just Not Enough

You just got the big envelope (or digital notification) that you have been accepted to a school and you are thrilled (as you should be)….

How to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

How to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

With the increase in sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter, the trend of raising money for study abroad trips, medical bills, disaster repairs, creative projects, and even…

How to Handle Tuition Increases without Increases in Financial Aid

How to Handle Tuition Increases without Increases in Financial Aid

Each year schools throughout the country make adjustments to their tuition. While the general trend of increasing college tuition is often discussed, individual instances are…

5 Reasons Why Your Financial Aid Package Changed

5 Reasons Why Your Financial Aid Package Changed

Finishing up this year’s round of FAFSA applications, you may have found that your package has changed since you last applied. The reasons for increases…

Appealing a Financial Aid Decision: Is It Worth It?

Appealing a Financial Aid Decision: Is It Worth It?

Congratulations on all of the college acceptances you’ve received so far and good luck on the many more to come in the next month or…

Why You Need to Worry about Financial Aid

Why You Need to Worry about Financial Aid

I have always felt guilty about money matters in my family. It’s not that I’m a wild spender. I don’t constantly ask my parents for…

Fee Waivers and Why They’re Awesome

Fee Waivers and Why They’re Awesome

Your college experience is invaluable, but we all understand that it is EXPENSIVE. Between tuition payments, room and board,  all of the club dues you’ll…

Price Versus Priorities: The College Investment Plan

Price Versus Priorities: The College Investment Plan

Continuing one’s education at a post-secondary institution is a huge financial investment. The cost of education has increased dramatically over the past decade. For many,…

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