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

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…

The Little Senior That Could

The Little Senior That Could

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

TP’s Quick Guide to Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

TP’s Quick Guide to Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

Financial aid can be scary; I’ll be the first to admit that. But one of the best ways to make everything a little bit more…

Your College Applications Checklist (If You’ve Been Procrastinating Starting Your Apps)

Your College Applications Checklist (If You’ve Been Procrastinating Starting Your Apps)

In a perfect world, most college applicants would already be busy filling out college applications like there’s no tomorrow. They would be going through a…

TP’s Quick Guide to Fee Waivers

TP’s Quick Guide to Fee Waivers

With your essays written and application filled out, you cannot wait to finally check off “Apply to college” on your to-do list. Who would have…

Op-Ed: It’s Your Financial Aid

Op-Ed: It’s Your Financial Aid

Filing out financial aid papers can be tedious and boring. There are a lot of general questions that need to be answered and too many…

The Hidden Costs of Financial Aid

The Hidden Costs of Financial Aid

Be it public or private, tt is a pretty well-known fact that college is expensive – really expensive. To build upon that issue, it is…

TP’s Ultimate FAQ to Understanding the CSS Profile

TP’s Ultimate FAQ to Understanding the CSS Profile

The CSS Profile is one of those financial forms that you probably haven’t heard of or don’t know too much about. Yet it is required…

6 Problems of Filing for Financial Aid with Noncustodial Parents

6 Problems of Filing for Financial Aid with Noncustodial Parents

For many students, one of the most confusing parts of the college application process is financial aid. Applying for financial aid can be even more…

3 Annoying Realities of Financial Aid (& How to Deal)

3 Annoying Realities of Financial Aid (& How to Deal)

Financial aid: Love it or hate it, the majority of college students will need some sort of financial aid to get them through college. Whether…

The TP Staff Weighs In: 5 Things We Wish We’d Known About Financial Aid

The TP Staff Weighs In: 5 Things We Wish We’d Known About Financial Aid

Financial aid season is upon us, propsies! If you haven’t started preparing and applying for aid already, what are you waiting for? The Prospect has…

The CSS Profile Paradox: You Have to Pay Money to Get Money

The CSS Profile Paradox: You Have to Pay Money to Get Money

Right about this time last year, I had 39 colleges on my list. Crazy, right?  I was super pumped! I had amazing supplements in mind…

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