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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…

College Students: Should You Live On Or Off Campus?

Your college student has applied and gotten into the college of their dreams. Now the moment has come for your college-bound son or daughter to think about whether they want to live on or off campus. The decision is a big one and a very individual one. It’s a good idea to sit down and…

Free Online Courses Being Considered for College Credit

One of the hottest issues in higher education these days is the recent explosion of free online courses. Colleges are grappling with the impact free online courses can have on teaching. While the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platforms are still in their early stages, the race has begun to integrate free online courses into…

College Planning: How To Calm Your Anxiety

High school seniors aren’t the only ones who have to deal with the stress of planning for college. Parents almost always have the biggest anxiety when it comes to wondering how they are going to pay for their child’s college education without putting themselves into debt. Two of the most common causes of college planning…

Facebook & College Admissions: What You Should Know

Social media has become the go to medium for expressing everything from a persons’ baby pictures to political views; so it’s not surprising that colleges are looking into students backgrounds by checking up on their Facebook accounts. Gone are the days when all a student had to worry about on their college application was GPAs,…

The Fiscal Cliff & College Savers: What You Should Know

Everywhere you look on the news recently you’ll hear talk of the fiscal cliff and how it’s going to affect everything from credit cards to jobs to people saving for college. But what is the fiscal cliff? According to About.com, the fiscal cliff is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the…