Money Saving Apps for College Students

It can be difficult for college students to manage their money. Being on their own for the first time presents new challenges and situations that they have not encountered before, especially when it comes to finances. It is important to have a firm grasp and understanding of one’s financial standing early on to avoid accruing …

Pros and Cons of Tuition-Free College

One of the center-stage issues of this presidential political season has concerned the affordability of college education. President Obama has tried to move forward on making community colleges free to eligible students, although we haven’t seen too much traction from that as of yet. Bernie Sanders’ platform upped that to making all public colleges free, …

Creative Ways to Pay for College

Most people understand that having a job and earning scholarships certainly help pay for school. But sometimes working a part-time (or especially a full-time) job can clash with classes and homework. It can be beneficial to find some other source of income, even if it just means that you have some extra cash to go …

Don’t Wait to Figure Out The Cost of College

Jar of money

As recently as 3 or 4 years ago, financial aid had a season. It was limited and finite, but much like Christmas music that begins to play before Thanksgiving or Valentine’s Day decorations that spring up January 2nd, financial aid season has also been affected by seasonal “creep”. It used to be that you couldn’t …

Everything You Think You Know About College Scholarships Is Wrong

“Scholarship” is one of the most important words in a student’s life. With the cost of college continuing to rise, everyone is asking: How am I going to afford school? And scholarships seem like the key to getting a degree without getting buried in debt. But, there’s just one problem: Most people simply don’t understand …

The Costs of Transferring Colleges

Students can transfer schools for all sorts of reasons –another college has a better program, they weren’t clicking with the environment, etc.– but whatever the cause, all transfer students face similar challenges with their move. Whether it’s financial or academic — what’s the real cost of transferring colleges? Given the right circumstances, transferring schools can …

Scholarship Statistics: Where Most Scholarships Come From (INFOGRAPHIC)

Let’s talk about scholarships. You’ve probably heard about them from your high school counselors, parents, and potential colleges, but what exactly are they? What do they do? How do they help? Essentially, scholarships are  gifts of “free money” awarded to students in order to pay for parts of their college education. Scholarship money doesn’t have to …