College can be expensive these days – but it doesn’t have to be. Find out what programs might be available for you here.
Acing Your College Scholarship Essays
Every season, we see too many college applicants that become overwhelmed by the amount of writing necessitated by the college application process. For these very stressed and busy high school seniors, scholarship essays are often the last straw. It’s just not that it’s another essay, but rather that it is an essay that must meet a completely different set of criteria.
Can You Afford a Public College?
Don’t be too quick to eliminate a school based on cost. Sometimes, a private college can be a more economical choice than a public college.
The Ivy League May Be More Affordable Than You Think
It’s true that these schools are expensive, and that many of their students come from wealthy families. But all of these schools extend need-based financial aid to a large number of their students, and several have ‘need-blind’ admissions.
Early Admissions and Financial Aid
Applicants need to consider another important aspect of college planning as they decide whether to use the early admissions option: financial aid.
Getting to Know the FAFSA
The FAFSA form isn’t due to the federal government until June 30th, but many states and colleges have earlier deadlines. Smart students (and parents) will complete one sooner rather than later in order to secure the financial assistance they want to help pay for college.
How to Complete a FAFSA
At first glance, a FAFSA might look overwhelmingly complex. Follow our tips to make it a smoother process.
Information Needed for the FAFSA
Do you have what you need to fill out this important financial aid form? Here’s a quick rundown.