Category Archives: College Finance

Things You Need To Know About FAFSA Changes

Things You Need To Know About FAFSA Changes

If you are in college or headed to college in the coming year, you will want to know and understand some important changes coming to the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). I’ll admit, most years any changes are minor but this year is different. Below are the things you need to know about FAFSA changes.Continue Reading

Considering Income Share Agreement Instead of Student Loans

Considering Income Share Agreement Instead of Student Loans

Student loans are getting a bad rap. On any given day you can read stories about recent grads who unknowingly took out tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for college and now cannot repay them or make ends meet. Because of this, new products are coming to the market to help students attend and afford college without being burdened by the cost of repaying the loans. One product that is growing in popularity is an income share agreement.Continue Reading

Using Your Student ID To Your Advantage

Using Your Student ID To Your Advantage

Your student ID is a valuable thing. When you first get it, you don’t think much of it. Sure you can use it to get money out of some banks accounts (assuming it is linked) as well as pay for food and other items on campus. But your student ID is more valuable than just this. In this post, I will show you a variety of ways you can use your student ID to your advantage.Continue Reading

3 Moves To Make To Rid Yourself of Student Loans

3 Moves To Make To Rid Yourself of Student Loans

Graduation is upon us and for many seniors, it means entering the real world. This usually entails getting a job, finding a place to live and paying off those pesky student loans. While I know that student loans aren’t high on your importance list at the moment, they should be. Take it from someone who has been in your shoes before. I’ll tell you a little bit about my story below and offer some tips to rid yourself of student loans.Continue Reading

Tips For Picking The Right College

Tips For Picking The Right College

Last month I talked about going overseas for college and the pros and cons of doing so. Today I decided to talk to the rest of the readers who are not interested in going overseas to get their college education. How do you pick a college that is right for you?
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Is It Worth it to Study Abroad?

Is It Worth it to Study Abroad?

Let’s face it, college is expensive. Everyday students are making decisions on whether to go to college and take on huge loads of debt, or skip college altogether. Some fall in the middle, where they decide to go to community college for a couple of years to keep costs low, and then transfer to a four year college or university.Continue Reading

Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Going To College Is More Important Than The College Itself

Here in the US, we have gone from needing to get a college degree to be successful to needing to go to an elite college to be successful. Sadly, this is misinformation that many students (and parents) blindly follow. Below are 4 reasons why it is more important that you simply go to college than it is where you go to college.Continue Reading

Average Tuition Increase Rates: Why High Projections are WRONG

Average Tuition Increase Rates: Why High Projections are WRONG

If you being responsible and saving for your child’s education years before he/she attends college, I bet you have taken a look at the average tuition increase in order to try and estimate the amount you need to save so that your child doesn’t have sell a body part in order to pay for school. As a person who has paid 3 different schools for tuition (and recently), I know how difficult it can be to pay for the high tuition costs. While tuition costs are certainly high, it doesn’t mean that the estimates of high annual tuition increase predictions are accurate. For those trying to estimate how much college will cost in the future, you need to read this!Continue Reading

Planning Ahead For College

Planning Ahead For College

Summer is a great time for soon to be college students and current college students. You get to come home, reconnect with friends and family and enjoy life. But, there are some things you should do over the summer to make your upcoming school year the best it can be. Here are some tips that I’ve used (and have seen others use) that help to keep college easy and fun.Continue Reading

Seeing Things Through To The End

Seeing Things Through To The End

Ahh, spring! After the winter we had, spring is certainly welcomed by most everyone. With spring comes the warm weather, longer days and thoughts of the upcoming summer. While all of these things are good, they can also derail your studies. Trust me, I’ve been there before.Continue Reading