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 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)…

How to Proceed When Financial Aid Solely Determines Your College Decision

How to Proceed When Financial Aid Solely Determines Your College Decision

As a high school senior, my college admissions experience was a bit more stressful than usual. Coming from a low-income family with a sibling already…

Here Are the Financial Aid Basics for International Students

Here Are the Financial Aid Basics for International Students

Colleges, especially private ones, aren’t always as aid-friendly as you think. Many colleges don’t allow international students in the Early Decision/Early Action group to request…

The Problem with No-Essay Scholarships

The Problem with No-Essay Scholarships

Whether you’re a high school senior buried under a seemingly-endless pile of application to-do lists or a college student looking for any and every chance…

How to Approach Departmental Scholarships

How to Approach Departmental Scholarships

What is a departmental scholarship?  Departmental scholarships are scholarships that are not open to everyone—you have to fall into a specific academic program, location, or level…

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…

The Scholarship Search: Is It Worth It?

The Scholarship Search: Is It Worth It?

To most high school juniors and seniors, the hunt for scholarships in order to prevent accruing a horrendous amount of debt is a necessity. It…

4 Places to Find Out About Financial Aid

4 Places to Find Out About Financial Aid

Especially when you’re first starting the college process, it’s hard to know exactly who to talk to about your financial aid questions. Financial aid can be…

4 Tips for Keeping Track of Financial Aid Deadlines

4 Tips for Keeping Track of Financial Aid Deadlines

Few words can strike more fear in a current or future college student than the term “financial aid.” Unfamiliar and downright confusing to most, it…

How to Compare Financial Aid Packages

How to Compare Financial Aid Packages

You got into college! This is exciting! It might be your dream school, a safety, or any other school but you’ve found out you got…

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

What many people don’t realize before applying to college is how stressful, time consuming, and tedious the financial aid (FA) process can be. With required…

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