Paying for College

  • Demystifying College Financial Aid: A Comprehensive Guide

    You may have thought all of the tough decisions about college were over when that acceptance letter came to the front door--but in reality the tough decisions are just about to begin. Now that the commitment has been made, you and your student need to...
    By KennethSleight September 15, 2011 

  • Tips on How Low Income Families Can Optimize College Tuition Assistance

    Competition in obtaining college financial aid and federal grants is getting tougher every year. Still, college tuition help for low income families cannot really cover the entire cost of attendance.There's the need to work out how to optimize whatever...
    By ciel s cantoria September 2, 2011 

  • Freshmen College Scholarships: The Money You Need

    Which websites are credible and which are scams? Sometimes it's hard to decipher which financial aid sites are the most reputable. That's where we come in. We can provide you with a list of the most credible websites to research college scholarships...
    By jciotta July 14, 2011 

  • Steering Clear of Scams: College Scholarship and Financial Aid

    Are you looking for college scholarship programs? When you're doing your research there's a good chance that you'll come across some financial aid and scholarship scams disguised as legitimate opportunities. Find out how to recognize and...
    By Mary White July 6, 2011 

  • How to Spend a Pell Grant Wisely

    The Pell Grant is a need-based reward for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree, and does not have to be paid. It is wise, however, to spend the reward on tuition, paying back loans, paying for gas, food, books, and all other school related expenses...
    By Mihir Shah July 6, 2011 

  • In Search of Need Based Assistance for Colleges Located in Maryland to North Dakota

    Our list continues to provide info about grants or college scholarships based on financial needs funded by the state or by institutions and/or private donors. Please explore the related webpage to find the need based assistance you are seeking for...
    By ciel s cantoria July 5, 2011 

  • Best Ways to Earn Interest on Savings for College

    College is very expensive. Finding the best way to earn interest for college is essential to being able to afford a good college education. These interest bearing accounts can help make the dream of putting a child through college possible.
    By Sarah Arnette July 5, 2011 

  • Basic Types of College Loans: A Comparison

    Borrowing money is inevitable when starting the college process and there are lots of options available. How do you know what kind of loan to get? Learn more about the major types of student loans and find the one that's best for you.
    By William Springer June 29, 2011 

  • Cashing Saving Bonds for College

    Cashing in savings bonds for college can help students pay for their tuition but not their room and board. Follow the steps outlined in this article and request a Form 1522.
    By Jim Vassallo June 29, 2011 

  • College Tuition Payment Plans

    Afraid of paying for college tuition? If financial aid or loans aren't available, college payment plans can help students and parents pay off tuition costs in installments.
    By gaddisac June 29, 2011 
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