Archives for October 2012

USA Today: College Costs Going Up At Slower Rate

USA Today’s recent article says college costs are slowly going up: 7:21AM EDT October 24. 2012 - Sticker prices at America's four-year public universities rose 4.8% this year, well below steeper annual increases in recent years, a report out Tuesday finds. But the rapid growth of federal grant aid in recent years also appears to be leveling … [Read more...]

Community College: Why You Should Consider Going to One First

High school graduation is almost 8 months away but its already time to think about what you’re next educational step should be. While researching all your college options you should keep community college high on your list. With the cost of higher education rising to exorbitant levels in the past few years, community college can be a great way to … [Read more...]

The Federal Pell Grant: Financial Aid For College Students

The Federal Pell Grant is one type of federal financial aid college students should be aware of if their financial need is high. Unlike a loan, a grant does not need to be repaid, which is one reason why grants are a much better option for students in the long run. This specific type of grant provides need-based income to low-income undergraduate … [Read more...]

ACT vs. SAT: Which is Best?

When it comes to college admissions, many parents and students wonder if it's best to focus on achieving a high ACT score or whether they should turn their focus to the SAT test. The answer is, it really depends. When it comes to the ACT vs. SAT, there are several factors to consider. Just make sure you check the requirements of all the schools you … [Read more...]

October 2012: College IS an Investment & More

Happy October! It's the month of tricks and treats but there's no need to be scared by college deadlines. This is the perfect time for parents of juniors and seniors to start taking steps to maximize your family's financial aid eligibility. This past weekend's College Smart Radio - Tackling the Runaway Costs of College show was all about … [Read more...]