Here’s an Overview of How the QuestBridge Program Works

Here’s an Overview of How the QuestBridge Program Works

Welcome to QuestBridge Declassified! I remember finding out about QuestBridge and being reminded about its gracious existence only a couple weeks before the application itself…

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

How Many Students Loans Are Too Many Student Loans?

Possibly the single biggest factor in deciding which college to attend is price. It doesn’t matter how small the classes are, or how many research…

Solving the Eternal Debate: Private Versus Public College?

Solving the Eternal Debate: Private Versus Public College?

I was recently talking with a friend about the l-word: loans, specifically of the college student variety. “If I could do it all over again,”…

4 Scholarships You Totally Have to Apply To

4 Scholarships You Totally Have to Apply To

Going to college is as expensive as ever, and the cost is only going up. As such, it is imperative that a prospective college student…

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)…

TP’s Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

TP’s Guide to Appealing Financial Aid

Getting into your dream school (or any school for that matter) can be extremely exciting, yet often when you get your financial aid award a…

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…

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…

What to Know About Leaving College for Financial Reasons

What to Know About Leaving College for Financial Reasons

Being in college, I’ve met people of all different types of backgrounds, with different food, languages, experiences, and financial standings. Unfortunately, the financial aspect is…

3 Ways to Get Scholarships for Things Other Than Tuition, Room, and Board

3 Ways to Get Scholarships for Things Other Than Tuition, Room, and Board

  Few things are more coveted by prospective students and current college students than the highly elusive scholarship. Most commonly, scholarships are granted by academic…

An Introvert’s Guide to Asking Teachers for Letters of Recommendation

An Introvert’s Guide to Asking Teachers for Letters of Recommendation

If you were anything like me in high school, you probably panicked when you realized you had to ask for letters of recommendation upon applying…

A Candid Conversation About Financial Aid

A Candid Conversation About Financial Aid

Financial aid forms, offices, workers, and buildings are ridiculously scary and confusing. Most people don’t know what forms they need to fill out to receive…

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