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International Student Tuition in Quebec May Rise

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 under International Students, News, Paying for College

quebec international student

quebec international studentIf you are considering applying to be an international student at McGill University or any other college in Quebec, be aware of possible tuition increases.

McGill’s campus newspaper recently reported that the government in Quebec is considering some changes when it comes to tuition for international students.

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10 Colleges That Offer the Most Financial Aid to International Students

Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, College Rankings, International Students, Money, Paying for College

Stanford University

According to a US news report, 10 colleges go above and beyond in offering financial aid to international students.

International students are not eligible for US federal aid programs, though some state schools will offer in-state tuition to international students. Usually, though, attending college in the US is a very costly option for international students.

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Obama’s Student Aid Proposal: Pros and Cons

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 under Current Events, Paying for College

obama student aid

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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3 Budgeting Tips for International Grad Students

Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 under Choosing a College, Graduate School, International Students, Money, Paying for College

grad school budget

Going to grad school in the US as an international student can be an exciting and rewarding experience.

But if you’re not prepared for the the financial burden of graduate school, it could keep you from being able to complete your studies. Don’t let this happen to you!

Before you choose a grad school in the US, you should keep the following tips in mind as you prepare your budget.

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Need-Aware vs. Need-Blind Admissions

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 under Money, Paying for College, Scholarships

Princeton University building

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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How Important Is the Cost of College?

Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

University of California campus building

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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Work-Study vs. Other On-Campus Jobs

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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How to Pay Off Student Debt Without Going Broke

Posted on Monday, May 21st, 2012 under Money, Paying for College

student debt

If you’re borrowing loans, you’ll have to pay off student debt sooner or later.

Your best bet is usually to do it sooner, however.

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!

Find out how to plan for paying back your student loans.

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The Cheapest College Tuition

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 under Applying to College, Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College, Starting College

Money

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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Most Expensive Colleges in the US

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Money, Paying for College

Money

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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The Value of Education: Is College Worth It?

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 under Current Events, Money, Paying for College

College graduates in caps and gowns

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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Are You Overpaying for College Tuition?

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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Is the Value of a College Education Increasing?

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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How To Renew Your FAFSA on the Web

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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How to Rent College Textbooks & Save!

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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