The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

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The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

The Most Expensive Public Colleges in America

Students who attend a four-year, in-state public college pay an average of $11,582 a year, according to new data from the Department of Education. Plenty of students pay a lot more than that, with some paying more than double the average. When considering the cost of college, prospective students and their families need to consider… Read More

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

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Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

Match.com Babies Can Win a College Scholarship

People who braved the early days of Internet dating during their quests for love can finally reap their reward: Match.com is offering a college scholarship to the children of people who met through the online dating service. Obviously, they have more to be happy about than a potential college scholarship: They’ve seemingly enjoyed years of… Read More

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

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College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

College Costs Got You Down? You Have Options

At a crucial time when students must make decisions regarding which college to attend, many are forced to face the financial reality of their educational goals. In many cases, students are forced to lower their expectations or choose career paths that they hadn’t intended because of limited funds to pursue a college education. A 2013… Read More

Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

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Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

Watch Out for the Newest College Scholarship Scams

As if students don’t have enough concerns about paying for college, here’s another one: scholarship scams. A recent alert from Fraud.org outlined the red flags students and their families should look out for when searching for scholarship money, focusing on what you should (and should not) expect from scholarship-matching services. Don’t Be Fooled The good… Read More

New Parents: Start Saving for Your Kid’s College Now

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New Parents: Start Saving for Your Kid’s College Now

New Parents: Start Saving for Your Kid’s College Now

Roughly 70% of the class of 2012 graduated with student loan debt, and the average debt load was $29,400. That doesn’t mean those students or their parents didn’t save for college, but perhaps they wished they had set aside a little more. An informal poll from the National Financial Educators Council showed that many Americans… Read More

Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

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Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

Can I Get Financial Aid If I Already Have Student Loans?

There are countless sources of financial aid outside of federal and state student loans. There are grants and scholarships from local, state, and federal sources, as well as private bank loans. If you’ve already reached your student loan limit, that means you’ve probably already applied for the FAFSA and may have received federal aid like… Read More

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

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Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

For high school seniors, the start of college is far away. To pay for that college bill, however, they’ve got to start moving now. College-bound students who haven’t submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, as soon as they can after Jan. 1 should do it sooner instead of later,… Read More

How to Get Scholarships to Come to You

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How to Get Scholarships to Come to You

How to Get Scholarships to Come to You

If given the opportunity, would you crowdfund your education costs? Thanks to Knowledge Strong, you might be able to. Set to launch in November 2012, Knowledge Strong is an online community for students to find donors to help them pay for the costs of college. Here’s how it works: People in need of any education funding—be it future… Read More

College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

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College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

Some would say the value of a college education is priceless, though prospective students may have reason to think otherwise. College tuition has risen significantly in recent years, and young adults are graduating with larger amounts of student loan debt. Although loans have become one of the primary ways students are financing their education, students… Read More

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