Archives for April 2012

Creating a Budget for College: 5 Easy Steps

Creating a budget for college is a smart way to track what your costs will be, as well as how and when you plan to pay for school. You may already keep a monthly budget for other expenses. However, it’s important to create a budget for college as well. But where do you start? Pick a School. Determine which school you plan to attend and when you … [Read more...]

7 Creative Ways to Lower College Costs

Figuring out how to cover college costs can be daunting. There’s tuition, of course, and when you start adding in books, fees, room and board, plus incidentals the total cost of attendance can rise quickly. It’s best to plan ahead so that you’re not caught with unexpected expenses and no way to pay for them. A good place to start is the school’s … [Read more...]

To Appeal or Not To Appeal

Whether or not to appeal financial aid award offers is a question many students face this time of year. Maybe the award offer was not as much as you anticipated, or perhaps your circumstances have changed since you filed your application. There are several factors to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to appeal. Have your … [Read more...]

April 2012: Tips for Final College Selection & More

Greetings! Happy April! Now's the time for seniors to start making decisions about which school to attend. What factors should they consider? Keep reading for some helpful advice from USNews. For those of you with students in high school, you don't want to miss out on the extremely valuable and timely information in my College Funding … [Read more...]

The Right Student Loan…For You

Student loans have been making headlines lately, and for good reason. More than two-thirds of college undergraduates borrow money to pay for their education. The maze of options available to students can be confusing, but it’s essential to find out if you’re choosing the right loan for your individual circumstances. The wrong loan can mean … [Read more...]