Financial Aid and Scholarship Central

How Much College Debt is Too Much?

Every year, student loan debt climbs further into the stratosphere, burdening students and their families long after graduation. Yet it’s increasingly difficult to attend college without borrowing to pay for it. So, how much college debt is too much? And when does the cost of a university outweigh the advantages conferred by earning a degree?

Why You Should Consider Financial Fit in Choosing a College

When you first start your college search, you’ll probably hear a lot about “finding the right fit.” From campus size to majors offered to activities available, there are a number of factors that contribute to an ideal college experience. But one factor can impact your life long after you graduate: affordability. We’ll explore why you should consider financial fit in choosing a college and how to avoid the long-term ramifications of high college costs.

Top Six Financial Aid Tips for Parents

Starting the financial aid process is a lot like diving into a bowl of alphabet soup. FAFSA, EFC, CSS Profile, SAR – what do they all mean? Where should you begin? What’s most important? If you want to help your child reduce the cost of college without becoming a financial aid officer, never fear. Our top six financial aid tips for parents highlight the key points to help you get the most money for college.

Common Financial Aid Terms Defined

College education costs are a hot topic today. With the outstanding balance on student loans in the U.S. hitting $1.53 trillion and growing in the second quarter of 2018, that’s no surprise. In fact, those loans are a big barrier to building wealth. Many recent grads say they have even decided to put off milestones such as purchasing a home. To help you dodge any costly mistakes, we put together a list with the most common financial aid terms defined.

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

If you’re counting on financial aid to help with college costs, you already know you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine your eligibility. What you may not know is that common FAFSA mistakes can lead to some costly consequences, including processing delays and receiving less aid than you’re entitled to. Avoid these FAFSA mistakes by preparing in advance.


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