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…

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…

TP’s How-To Guide for Matching Financial Aid

TP’s How-To Guide for Matching Financial Aid

Did your financial aid package fall short of expectations? If it did, then you’re not alone. For those students who are about to begin or…

Understanding Summer Student Contribution from the Start

Understanding Summer Student Contribution from the Start

After finishing a long year, are you ready to start relaxing on the beach? Not so fast, dear college students. Summer might not be as…

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…

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…

Pros and Cons of Work Study in College

Pros and Cons of Work Study in College

“The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” Whatever the merits of this Biblical message is, it is one that many have taken…

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…

Keeping Financial Aid Out of Friendships

Keeping Financial Aid Out of Friendships

Decisions are out, and those financial aid packages should be a-rollin’ in! Hopefully they’ll all be to your liking, of course, but if not, TP’s…

The 5 Stages of Financial Aid Grief

The 5 Stages of Financial Aid Grief

The horror of getting into one of your top schools and not receiving a good enough financial aid package to make it even remotely affordable…

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