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,”…

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)…

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…

5 Half-Truths of Your Financial Aid Office

5 Half-Truths of Your Financial Aid Office

It’s officially admissions season, the name of the game is “whitewashing,” and financial aid offices are not exempt. I’m not saying that your financial aid office…

What I’ve Learned From Dealing with Student Loans in College

What I’ve Learned From Dealing with Student Loans in College

If you’re like me, you may have had to take out a few loans in order to pursue your dream of going to college. When…

4 Places to Find Out About Financial Aid

4 Places to Find Out About Financial Aid

Especially when you’re first starting the college process, it’s hard to know exactly who to talk to about your financial aid questions. Financial aid can be…

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

5 Things I Learned from the Financial Aid Process

What many people don’t realize before applying to college is how stressful, time consuming, and tedious the financial aid (FA) process can be. With required…

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

Facing Student Loans at 20 Years Old

TL;DR: It was terrifying, but necessary. I’m not proud that I’ve been in college three years and have just started learning about my student loans….

What’s a Financial Refund and How Does It Work?

What’s a Financial Refund and How Does It Work?

If you’re a college student receiving federal financial aid to help pay for the cost of education, you might experience the holy grail of financial…

The Secret to Comparing Financial Aid Packages

The Secret to Comparing Financial Aid Packages

April is an exciting time for high school seniors. By the middle of the month, all decisions have been sent out, marking the end of…

Financial Aid for State Schools vs. Private Schools

Financial Aid for State Schools vs. Private Schools

It’s that time of the year again where soon-to-be high school seniors start looking at colleges based on location, career interest, size, and, depending on…

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