Student loans were created as financial aid to help those who might otherwise not be able to afford college to reach their educational goals. But what happens when the job market goes sour, everyone turns to college to fix their career problems at the same time, and they need student loans to make it happen?… Read More


We have spoken at length on our blog about Pell grants, which are available to anyone who has sufficient financial need and meets all other requirements. (To get your introduction to the world of financial aid and Pell grants, read our article Everything You Need to Know About College Grants.) But there are also other… Read More


When you are considering going for a bachelors degree, one of the first questions that comes to your mind is how you will pay for it, because, face it, all four of those years of bachelors degree education does not come cheap. Fortunately, bachelors degree-holders have more financial aid available to them than any other… Read More


*Updated: April 18, 2017 The majority of college students stress about paying for college. And it is no wonder. For the average public university student, tuition and associated costs rose by 2.4 percent (in-state) to 3.6 percent (out-of-state) from 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17. So naturally, more than social life or even concerns about… Read More


Most likely you are considering returning to school in the New Year but one major thing is holding you back. How much is it going to cost? I know that for me, I would love to return to school but can my wallet truly survive such a transition? At the time when I was a college mom I only had 1 child. Now that I have three the idea seems far fetched. Fortunately moms, financial aid is available for us to achieve our goals this New Year.

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So you want to start your college search. But here comes the scary part… College is one of the biggest investments you will ever make in money and time. Half of all full-time undergrads at four-year universities pay $9,000 per year for their education, not to mention room and board, transportation, and other living expenses… Read More