The Balancing Act: Working a Job in College

The Balancing Act: Working a Job in College

School is a stressful time for everyone. Teachers seem to get extremely anxious and aggravated as the year progresses, and as a student, it’s hard…

The CSS Profile Paradox: You Have to Pay Money to Get Money

The CSS Profile Paradox: You Have to Pay Money to Get Money

Right about this time last year, I had 39 colleges on my list. Crazy, right?  I was super pumped! I had amazing supplements in mind…

8 Tips for Avoiding Financial Aid Nightmares

8 Tips for Avoiding Financial Aid Nightmares

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single high school senior in possession of a good FAFSA account must be in want of a…

I Swear There’s a Difference: Alumni Interviews Versus Scholarship Interviews

I Swear There’s a Difference: Alumni Interviews Versus Scholarship Interviews

As you submit your applications this fall, the chances are, you’ll be applying to at least one school that includes an alumni interview as a…

Off-Campus Fish Life

Off-Campus Fish Life

It happens. You’ve applied to the colleges, you’ve been accepted. It’s decided! You are going to the best college you could go to. Aaand…you have…

Price Versus Priorities: The College Investment Plan

Price Versus Priorities: The College Investment Plan

Continuing one’s education at a post-secondary institution is a huge financial investment. The cost of education has increased dramatically over the past decade. For many,…

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Applying for Financial Aid But Should

5 Things You Didn’t Know about Applying for Financial Aid But Should

I’ll be honest: I was REALLY bad at applying for financial aid at first. Like, I let the papers sit on my desk for two…

Budget Like a Boss

Budget Like a Boss

Welcome to Liz’s Lemonade Stand, where the lemons of life are twisted into the sweetest lemonade. By now, the topic of employment has practically become…

6 Scholarships for Women You Should Check Out NOW!

6 Scholarships for Women You Should Check Out NOW!

Summer is the best time to start looking for scholarships. Without the pressure of school, you probably have a lot of free time to devote…

The Stack 7/15-7/21: College News Roundup

The Stack 7/15-7/21: College News Roundup

Congrats on another week flying by! Let’s get to it, prospies: Black male college students begin to voice their concerns and anger after the Zimmerman…

3 Scholarship Posting Sites and Other Swaggerific Tips

3 Scholarship Posting Sites and Other Swaggerific Tips

Scholarships are important. Like grants, they don’t have to be paid back, so obviously you want a good chunk of your financial aid to be…

A Financial Aid Breakdown: So What Exactly Is EFC?

A Financial Aid Breakdown: So What Exactly Is EFC?

Debunking How Much College Should Cost Before Even Getting In When looking at the price tag of many of the colleges across the nation, you…

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