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Merit Aid

What High School Students (And Their Parents) Can Do to Get the Most Financial/Merit Aid for College

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 06.20.2014 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Where a student attends college, how much it will cost the family, and whether they end up with a little or a lot of debt depends on everyone making college finances a priority. It's never too early to start planning for how to pay for college.

Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

| Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker | Posted 03.09.2014 | College

Data show poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes By Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker America’s colleges and universities are...

Why Bother to Get to Know College Admissions Reps

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

If you are able to meet face to face with an admissions representative and make a very good impression -- particularly in an official admissions interview -- that rep might become an advocate for you, arguing your case in admissions selection meetings.

The Top Schools For Merit Aid

Posted 01.01.2012 | College

Scholarships are an important part of affording skyrocketing college tuition. Thus, it is important consider colleges that are generous with merit ai...