Understanding Your College Financial Aid Award Letter

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Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

I still remember the day I received my college acceptance letter. I was so excited. My parents were excited too, and for a few days that was all we talked about. Without meaning to burst my bubble, they eventually had to sit me down and explain that before I…

Finding Free College Money – How to Score Scholarship Gold

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In It to Win It – How to score scholarship gold for college

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

We talk often about the importance of free or cheap money for college. So you may be asking, “Alright, where do I find this money? And how do I get it?” With all of the college deadlines and applications piling up, it may…

Important College Financial Aid Deadlines are Almost Here

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Tick, Tock – The Financial Aid Clock is Ticking

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. They’re everywhere when you’re getting ready for college. Deadlines for graduation, to apply for college, scholarship applications, and financial aid. You probably have a lot of dates floating around in your head, especially if you’re applying to numerous colleges. It’s a good idea to…

Choosing a College or University – Which College is the Best Fit?

choosing the right collegeWritten by: Tyler Disburg of Student Choice

Choosing a College or University:

Choosing a college or university is possibly a student’s biggest decision to this point in their young life. While there are multiple factors in choosing the “right” college, with a little bit of planning, time and effort this process will be but a speed bump on the road to higher education….

What Are Tuition Payment Plans and How Can They Save You Money?

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Written by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice 

It seems like every time I visit a college, I hear someone talking about payment plans and getting their loans paid off when they graduate. And for good reason. If you’re like many college students and you’re thinking about graduating, or someone in your family is, then I suggest…

How to Pay Remaining College Costs and Fill the Gap

how to fill the college funding gapWritten by: Jim Holt of Student Choice

My son’s college bill came in the mail this month and there is a very large number that we still need to pay. Given the amount, I should expect the envelope to be gilded in gold. Or, some fancy Town Crier to be at my doorstep eloquently announcing this silly amount of monopoly…

Maximize Your College Financial Aid

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Written by: Dustin Limburg of Student Choice

As students prepare to head off to college, dealing with the costs of education can be overwhelming. We hear it all the time: “What can I do to get the most out of my financial aid?”

Once you add in the cost of living like food, books, and basic accommodations like furnishing a college room, the…