4 Tips for Transitioning to a College Budget

4 Tips for Transitioning to a College Budget

If you’ve spent your high school years blissfully unaware of your bank account balance and completely at the mercy of your parents’ spending habits, then…

Are Name-Brand or “Elite” Colleges Really Worth All That Money?

Are Name-Brand or “Elite” Colleges Really Worth All That Money?

As the college application process rapidly approaches, hundreds of thousands of rising seniors are trying to figure out what schools they want to apply to….

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…

7 Things You Need for Filling Out the FAFSA

7 Things You Need for Filling Out the FAFSA

You’re in your last semester of senior year of high school and financial aid may be the last thing on your mind. It is extremely…

Why You Should Start Tracking Your Spending Now

Why You Should Start Tracking Your Spending Now

After two years of dorming, I currently live off campus. Which means I pay bills. There’s no more blasting music all day in my dorm,…

4 Basic Life Skills High Schools Should Teach Students (But Don’t)

4 Basic Life Skills High Schools Should Teach Students (But Don’t)

If you’re like me, you’re legally an adult but terrified of actually doing ‘adult’ things. I feel there’s plenty of us who sail through high…

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…

12 Confessions (and Tips) from a Financial Ignoramus

12 Confessions (and Tips) from a Financial Ignoramus

So…Hi. I’m Jasmine, and I’m a first-year student at Scripps College. I’m far away from home, with a brand new debit card, and a not-completely-formed-yet…

Need-Blind Versus Need-Aware: The Never-Ending Struggle Bus

Need-Blind Versus Need-Aware: The Never-Ending Struggle Bus

This past fall, upwards of thirty Wesleyan University students stood outside a Board of Trustees meeting holding a sign that said “Let Us Into The…

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