Category Archives: Paying for college

Paying for college

More Websites to Save Money

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“Websites to save money” is one of my favorite topics, so here is a new list in no particular order of websites you should check out to save money.  See my facebook page for my more frequent finds. https://www.collegeatlas.org/financial-aid-options – Financial Aid: How to Get Financial Aid https://www.theseniorlist.com/biggest-list-of-senior-discounts/ – Senior discounts… Read more »

Save Money While In College

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It’s September and that means back to school.  College is the most expensive school and while paying those college bills, you are probably wondering whether it is really worth it, so consider this: College graduates, on average, earned 56% more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled… Read more »

Money Management Tips for College Students

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A new college year has started and students are back on campus learning to balance study, fun, and work. They are gaining new independence and responsibility.  College is also the time when students start to practice real money skills, manage money while in college, and learn sound money management tips…. Read more »

Even Wealthy Families Should Apply for College Aid with the FAFSA

January is the recommended time for families to apply for the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA).  FAFSA is the online application that college students must complete in order to be considered for most need based aid from governments and colleges.

College Loans, Student Loans, Student Debt

When paying for college, my recent posts have covered scholarships and college savings accounts.  Now let’s turn to the last resort, college loans.  After you have selected an affordable college; been awarded grants, scholarships, and work study; paid what you can from savings to get the tax credits; and used… Read more »

College Search and Financial Aid Advice

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I have covered many college search and financial aid topics in the last few posts, so let’s pull it all together with practical financial aid advice.  Rates, amounts, and qualifications for financial aid change frequently, so it is important to check on current information.  In a future post, I’ll list… Read more »

College Scholarships and Grants

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Let’s continue our series on searching for the right college with the good stuff – college scholarships and grants.  It’s tempting for parents to put off saving for college with the hope that their child will get a college scholarship, but the reality is that only a tiny portion get athletic… Read more »