Top Tips for Completing the FAFSA

As of January 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2015-2016 school year. All students who will be attending college in the fall should complete the FAFSA. Yes -- all students. Each year, more than 40% of undergraduate students choose not to apply for federal financial aid, but more than 1/4 of them would likely qualify fo…

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Posted January 17th, 2015

College Costs: When Money IS an Object

If ever there were a realm in which we might wish that money were no object, paying for college would be it. But in a time when student debt outnumbers all other consumer debt, money most certainly is an object. How can families ensure that they get the most college education bang for the buck? Several outfits have created tools to help families make smart comparis…

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Posted December 15th, 2014

Unique College Rankings

The New York Times has released its own version of the annual college rankings. Rather than using the traditional metrics, the Times' ranking system evaluated colleges' efforts to improve economic diversity among their student bodies. The results might just surprise you -- check out the rankings here.…

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Posted September 15th, 2014