Unexpected College Fees You Probably Didn’t Know About

When you think of college cost, your mind may first go to tuition, room and board, and books. However, there can be other minor costs included that you may not have previously thought about. These can be referred to in a number of ways, and cover various “perks” you can receive as a student. So …

College Costs Include More Than Just Tuition

Tuition fees are the first thing most people think about when calculating the cost of college. And that is totally justified considering tuition fees are the largest expense associated with a college education. However, the tuition fee is not the only expense involved. There are a number of other expenses that need to be factored …

What is Included in “Cost of Attendance?”

There are a lot of numbers thrown around while you’re planning out your path to college, and not all of them involve your grades. Besides tuition, a phrase you might see often involving money is the college’s “cost of attendance” or COA. Here’s the rundown on what COA is and what it includes: What is …

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, …

Don’t Wait to Figure Out The Cost of College

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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 …

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 …