Op-Ed: Priorities and the Guilt of Having Fun

Op-Ed: Priorities and the Guilt of Having Fun

College freshmen aren’t expected to do much. Bad grades? That’s ok, you’re a freshman. Can’t balance social life and academics? That’s ok, you’re a freshman….

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…

How to Approach Departmental Scholarships

How to Approach Departmental Scholarships

What is a departmental scholarship?  Departmental scholarships are scholarships that are not open to everyone—you have to fall into a specific academic program, location, or level…

A Guide to Scholarships for Two-Year College Students

A Guide to Scholarships for Two-Year College Students

Community college has slowly transitioned in the minds of Americans from a shameful place full of “dumb” people, to a smart place of transitioning into…

My College Journey: Choosing McGill University

My College Journey: Choosing McGill University

I always wanted to go to McGill University. As a high school student, I set my standards high for myself and was never afraid to…

Op-Ed: Merit Scholarships Aren’t As Great As You Think

Op-Ed: Merit Scholarships Aren’t As Great As You Think

Democratic presidential candidates have recently made splashes by promising to reduce college tuition. This follows on the footsteps of Germany’s decision to entirely eliminate tuition…

Hello, Rejection

Hello, Rejection

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

How to Talk about Financial Aid with Your Friends

Let’s face it: talking about money with your friends is really, really weird. And if you’re like me, you didn’t really do it until college…

How to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

How to Crowdfund Your College Tuition

With the increase in sites like GoFundMe and Kickstarter, the trend of raising money for study abroad trips, medical bills, disaster repairs, creative projects, and even…

The Hidden Costs of Financial Aid

The Hidden Costs of Financial Aid

Be it public or private, tt is a pretty well-known fact that college is expensive – really expensive. To build upon that issue, it is…

Financial Aid and In-State Tuition for Undocumented/DACA Students

Financial Aid and In-State Tuition for Undocumented/DACA Students

The Issue: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and illegal/undocumented students face various challenges in trying to receive a post-secondary education. Thankfully, some states allow…

What Does a College’s Endowment Say about Its Financial Aid?

What Does a College’s Endowment Say about Its Financial Aid?

Ever wonder why top-tier schools tend to give out the most need-based financial aid? Well, the answer may lie in the size of their endowments,…

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