How to Look for Socioeconomically Diverse Campuses

How to Look for Socioeconomically Diverse Campuses

When checking out rankings and researching school qualities, socioeconomic diversity might not be a priority consideration for most prospective students. But in reality, it can…

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

Should You Get a Work-Study Job or a Part-Time Job?

So there is no shortage of articles on The Prospect about work-study so I’m not going to go into too much detail about what it…

Federal vs. Private Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Federal vs. Private Student Loans: What’s the Difference?

Student loans. Arguably two of the scariest words in the human language. Even the most prepared students can find themselves confused and bewildered when it…

To Buy or Not To Buy: Printers, Microwaves & Ethernet Cords, Oh My!

To Buy or Not To Buy: Printers, Microwaves & Ethernet Cords, Oh My!

In the months leading up to college move-in, I spent a substantial amount of time crafting lists of all sorts – lists of clothes to…

What to Do When Work Study Doesn’t Work Out

What to Do When Work Study Doesn’t Work Out

The first week of school, you were bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and you wondered what to make of this new thing called college. The second week of…

Obama’s New College Resource That You Need to Check Out

Obama’s New College Resource That You Need to Check Out

If you’re a high school student in America, you’re probably no stranger to the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings. Comparing schools’ acceptance…

The Many Advantages of the PSAT

The Many Advantages of the PSAT

Standardized testing organizations love acronyms and as students we’re forced to know each individual one’s advantages and disadvantages. One such exam with several advantages is…

Meet Sonder: Crowdfunding for College

Meet Sonder: Crowdfunding for College

Whenever someone comments that society is selfish and narcissistic, I can’t help but think of the rise of crowdfunding. Strangers donate to complete strangers, whether…

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…

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Why I Decided to Take a Mid-College Gap Year

Realizing you are unhappy is not fun, but admitting that you are unhappy is different. Telling someone, or even yourself, that things aren’t going so…

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…

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

Congratulations – you got into your dream college! Unfortunately for many, this is only half of the battle. Once you have the pressure of admissions…

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