Financial Resources and Tips for Future First-Generation College Students

College is not always a “normal” next step in life for everyone applying. In fact, one fifth of matriculating college students in 2015 had parents who did not receive a four-year degree. These individuals are sometimes called first generation college students (FGCS). For you, maybe growing up didn’t involve “When I was in college…” stories

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Scholarship Guide for 2020-2021

With college tuition rising yearly at a rate far greater than that of annual household income, many high school students have found that paying for college seems impossible. Luckily, though, there are scholarships out there to help you meet your financial needs! Use our scholarship guide to maximize your chances of receiving a scholarship. 3

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How Much Does College Really Cost?

The cost of college is more than just tuition. College is a huge financial commitment, more so today than ever before. (Try not to think about inflation because it’ll just hurt.) Learning to budget is a necessity, as many students will be responsible for their own finances for the first time. The cost of college

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How to Save Money for College

Paying for college is no laughing matter. No matter your child’s age, you can do a lot to alleviate the burden of college tuition (and launch your teen into adulthood with as little debt as possible) with simple financial steps taken now. In this post, we’ll go over how both students and parents can start

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Class Rankings: 3 Myths Debunked

Is it fair to compare a valedictorian of a class of 400 to a valedictorian of a class of 40? Probably not. And it’s not just because of class size. Just because two students have the same class rank doesn’t mean that they are equally prepared for college. Class rank is inherently imbalanced, but those

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Decoding Your Financial Aid Package

You passed calculus just fine, but unless you’re planning to be an accountant, your financial aid offer probably looks confusing. The main things you want to find out are how much it all costs and which parts you’ll have to pay back. It’s not as complex as it first appears, but you need to keep

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5 Great Resources for Your Teen’s College Scholarship Search

College is expensive, and students and parents alike are looking for more ways to help pay for tuition. Now more than ever, it is easy to find people or companies bragging about their ability to discover obscure college scholarships or alter family finances to increase financial aid awards. Unfortunately, many of these offers aren’t what

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