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Applying for Financial Aid

Extracurricular Activities: Finding Your Focus in College Admissions

Ishan Puri | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

Harvard University accepted 5.9% of applicants last year, and Stanford admitted 5.1% of applicants - the lowest in college history. High school studen...

What to Expect When You're Accepting: A College Cost Checklist for Parents

Beth Kobliner | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Beth Kobliner

As kids across America are celebrating their college acceptance letters, parents of high school seniors are freaking out over the quarter-million-dollar question (as some private school sticker prices hit $60,000): How are we going to pay for it?

6 Financial Aid Application Mistakes To Avoid

| Posted 01.30.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton College is expensive (as you’ve probably been told!), so of course financial aid is important. There are several types of aid...

Listen Up, High School Students and Families: This College President Is Going to Be Intrusive!

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Many of the students who enroll in developmental classes are promising students, bright and capable of college-level work. The issue for a number of them is they do not know how to prepare for college -- and just as importantly, their families do not know how to prepare for college.

Working With Colleges to Find Financial Aid

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.14.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Many families assume their search for college cash ends when they file the FAFSA. That's really just the beginning -- here's what to know after you hit submit.

Applying for Financial Aid? Do Your Homework

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

It's no surprise that financial aid is a big part of a student's decision to go back to school. The good news is that the federal government and private resources are offering more money than ever to meet this growing need.

3 Ways Applying for Financial Aid Will Be Easier In 2011

US News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Financial aid applicants worrying about how much money they'll get in college scholarships or grants in 2011 can rejoice in at least one happy develop...