How to Deal With 4 Hidden College Expenses

How to Deal With 4 Hidden College Expenses

Every student knows that paying for college can be expensive. College expenses include more than just paying for your tuition, housing, and textbooks. Once you…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Can You Save Your Money Once You Get It?

How Can You Save Your Money Once You Get It?

At long last — after having spent a thousand nights awake to maintain that high GPA, working your body overtime to be a head athlete,…

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