Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 under Current Events, Paying for College
US President Obama has been busy visiting colleges to garner support for a proposal that would rate schools before allocating student aid from the government.
The plan is an attempt to make college more affordable, and though it has its supporters, it has also drawn some criticism.
Find out how the rating system will work and how it may affect the future of financial aid.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
It’s the little details on the college application that suddenly become daunting as you begin to apply to schools.
An example is the box that asks if you will apply for financial aid. Should you check it?
Before you decide, you need to acquaint yourself with the basics of need-blind and need-aware admissions.
And no matter which one appeals to you, be honest about your financial situation when you apply to college!
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Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College
The cost of college has gradually increased over the years, and students are taking notice.
In fact, a recent study shows that more people than ever are considering college costs before choosing a school.
While the cost of tuition should not be the only detail you consider, it is wise to pay some attention to it before applying. Consider factors such as your savings, your willingness to take out loans and your ability to hold a job while maintaining your studies.
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Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 under Jobs, On Campus, Paying for College
One way to make money as a college student is to get a work-study job. But this option is not available to everyone, which is why a regular on-campus job may have to do.
Learn the differences between the two options — before you start sending out applications!
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Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 under Money, Paying for College
If you’re borrowing loans, you’ll have to pay off student debt sooner or later.
Whether you’re ready to enter college or ready to graduate, it’s never too soon to think of a plan to manage student debt. Luckily, you’re not alone — and there are a lot of resources to help you!
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Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College
With skyrocketing college tuition rates across the country, the schools that rank among the cheapest colleges in the US come as a breath of fresh air.
For those wanting to get a higher education without the burden of insurmountable debt accumulated from student loans, it’s nice to know that there are some more affordable options out there.
If you are looking for colleges in the US that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, here is a list of schools that will give you a real bang for your buck.
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Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College
With sky-high price tags on many colleges in the US, and the prospect of a lifetime of debt a reality for many students, college tuition costs are an important consideration in choosing which college to attend.
Thankfully, the US Department of Education has released data on college tuition rates, revealing the most expensive colleges in the US.
As more and more people are questioning the value of a college education, this increased transparency in tuition rates and holding colleges accountable for their rising price tags is a big step forward.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 under Current Events, Money, Paying for College
More and more people lately have been questioning the value of a college education.
Naysayers point to decreased job and financial security, coupled with increased college tuition, as arguments against a college education.
Despite such arguments, however, college remains an invaluable experience for many that benefits students not only in their careers, but also in their personal growth.
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Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011 under Money, Paying for College
Imagine paying college tuition at the out-of-state rate for four years only to find out that you were actually eligible for in-state tuition rates – which are usually at least half the cost – all along.
Infuriating, right? Well, it happens.
While it seems that the value of a college education is increasing, some students may be paying even more college tuition than necessary. Are you one of them?
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Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College
New research suggests that the value of a college education is greater than ever before and that investing in a bachelor’s degree will pay off in the long run.
What is this conclusion based on? How does the recession factor into this? And what about rising tuition rates? We’ll answer all these questions and more in today’s post.
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Posted on Friday, July 16th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
As if filling out the FAFSA the first time wasn’t bad enough, renewing it on the web can be just as confusing.
What are the deadlines? What updated information do you need to get from your parents? What happens if your submission is late?
Rest assured that renewing your FAFSA is simpler and more efficient than the initial process of filling out the form. Check out some top FAQs for answers to all your FAFSA renewal questions.
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Posted on Friday, July 2nd, 2010 under Paying for College, Student Life
Are you freaking out about college costs? Here’s a new corner you might be able to cut. Renting, instead of buying, college textbooks can save you a ton of cash.
As many of you college students know, (expensive) textbooks often become worthless after the semester is complete. A new edition, a different requirement or simple wear and tear can make your $100+ textbook worth nothing! There’s a simple solution.
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Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College
Many students are turning to peer to peer loans as a simpler alternative to bank loans.
But just because you’re not borrowing money from “The Man” doesn’t make a peer to peer loan any less serious.
Find out what exactly peer-to-peer lending is and see if it’s the right choice for you.
» Read More of The Perks & Pitfalls of Peer to Peer Lending
Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2010 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships
High school students — great news! ULS wants to know what college means to you, and you could win a $500 scholarship just for letting us know!
What catches your eye? What draws you in and excites you about college? As you’re visiting college campuses this year, take a snapshot and show us.
It could be anything — the school’s football team, the famous library, a lecture hall, or something completely different. Be creative!
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