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5 Rules About Paying for College That Most Parents Don’t Know

(Updated for 2023) If you want to get any financial aid, you need to submit college financial aid applications such as…

3 days ago

21 Schools to Avoid if You’re Making a List of Affordable Colleges

In case you haven’t heard, some colleges are more likely to provide you institutional scholarships and grants than others. Some…

1 week ago

5 Crucial Items Missing from Your College Comparison Spreadsheet

A college comparison spreadsheet is really the most effective way to narrow your list of colleges you want to actually…

2 months ago

5 Financial Aid Strategies Parents of Sophomores Need to Know Before the Spring Semester

Parents of sophomores need to know that their students’ college financial aid awards will be calculated on the base year…

2 months ago

653 Colleges with No Application Fees for 2022

I’ve updated the list of colleges with no application fees based on the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and…

3 months ago

Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges in 34 States

(The Cheapest Out-of-State Colleges List has been updated for the latest data available in September of 2022.) Back when I was…

3 months ago

The EFC Chart: Understand How Much You’ll Pay for College

Troy Onink used to provide a Federal FAFSA EFC Chart until he passed away in 2018. His chart is still…

4 months ago

The Hard Truth About Private Scholarships

There are two major delusions/misconceptions about paying for college that too many parents have. The first is that by not…

4 months ago

10 Avoidable Mistakes Parents Make that Increase Student Debt

We have all heard the horror stories of college graduates with staggering debt and little hope of repaying it before…

5 months ago