Financial Aid

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…

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50-50 Highlights: 105 Overlooked Colleges for National Merit Scholarships

(Updated 2023) The National Merit Scholarship® Program seems like a great opportunity for test savvy high school students and their families to…

2 weeks 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

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

28 Free Resources for FAFSA Help

Why should you care about FAFSA help? In case you haven’t heard, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)…

4 months ago

Is Stacking Athletic and Academic Scholarships Allowed?

The first thing you need to know is that athletic and academic scholarships can't be stacked at D3 schools because…

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