With the cost of college tuition rising as fast as stocks are going down, students have to be pretty darn creative in terms of financing their educations. According to The New York Times, college tuition has increased 439 percent between 1982 and 2007; and there’s no sign of those increases slowing down in the immediate… Read More


In a recent letter to members of the Labor, Health, Human Services and Education subcommittee, Congress urged support for maximum funding for Pell Grants, stating labor statistics show the necessity of higher education. What They Asked For Congress is asking for the approval of the maximum amount for Pell Grant funding as proposed by the… Read More


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  Fiscal Budget Disagreement A government shutdown is looming large as Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on a fiscal budget.   If an agreement is not reached by midnight Friday, the Federal government will shut down and everyone but essential employees will be furloughed.  What does this mean for higher education? It is not likely that… Read More


award letter, college acceptance

Spring is in the air and that means one thing for high school seniors: college acceptance letters are arriving along with their financial aid packages. It’s an exciting time for both parents and students, but it can also be a confusing time as well. Especially if you don’t understand the award letter or how to… Read More


The turbulent economy coupled with the growing number of individuals who are going back to school has forced many colleges to restructure their tuition assistance programs. Meanwhile, other school are updating their pricing policies to help them entice prospective enrollees.… Read More


Working and going to school at the same time is about as easy as training a weasel to perform ballet, which is why all month we’ve talked about college financial aid. But now it’s time for a little fun. Check out these extreme financial aid options. On the last day of 2010 they’re sure to put a smile on your face.… Read More


Do you dream of attending an elite college, but have nightmares about how you’d pay for it? The bottom line is if you want a college education at a specific university, then you have to be persistent…and a bit of a detective. Financial aid (without loans) exists at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Find out which ones are willing to help with tuition without breaking your future bank account.… Read More


FAFSA on the web

Financial aid is an important piece of the college admissions process. In just a few days, the 2011 FAFSA will be available online. Before you sit down to complete this federal form, you need to gather some information.… Read More


Ever wonder why college kids are the most fashionable, active and social group in our society? College students live in a bubble of financial aid, protected from accruing interest and subsidized by government grants and scholarships. They are, temporarily, protected from a crumbling economy. Thanks to all of my financial aid, I didn’t have to… Read More