Archives for March 2013

President’s Scholar Program

As acceptance letters start rolling in, it can be difficult to choose once college over another. One way to help you decide between colleges is to consider going to a one that offers a program like the one offered by Lehigh University. The President’s Scholar Program recognizes undergraduate college students’ outstanding academic outstanding … [Read more...]

President Obama’s College Affordability Plan

Every year, more than 100,000 college-qualified low-income students don’t enter college because cost is a major barrier. Currently, almost half of all college students borrow, and those who earn bachelor’s degrees leave school with an average of $26,000 in debt. Choices made at every level including federal, state and institution, have affected the … [Read more...]

Private Colleges Call for More Need-Based Aid, Less On Merit Aid

In a statement released to the media in early January, a group of private college leaders called on other schools to renew their commitment to need-based financial aid. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the document calls for doing away with the use of the phrase “merit aid” completely, saying that need-based aid will go further in … [Read more...]

March Newsletter 2013: 4 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Awards

  Happy March! It's officially spring and if you are a senior, it's decision time! It's time to weigh your college options and finalize your college funding plan. If you're an under classmen, remember every semester is crucial, so keep your grades up! In this month's Senior Scoop, find out 4 things you need to know about financial aid … [Read more...]

February 2013: Steps For Student & Parents To Prepare For College

  Happy Valentine's Day! February is a great time to focus and start applying for private scholarships. Most students find that with the rising costs of college, government and institutional financial aid may not cover all their bases. Scholarships are basically free money that could seal in those financial gaps. In this month's Senior … [Read more...]