You’ve received your fat admissions packet, toured the campus, and even bought a t-shirt, but your financial aid package falls short of expectations. Maybe you didn’t get any scholarships or grants – just student loans. Or maybe you were expecting an amount much larger than what was offered. What can you do? You can appeal […]
As tuition seems to skyrocket across the country, one prestigious and well-renowned university is taking a different approach.
After filling out the FAFSA and applying for enrollment, the financial aid award letter is one of the most important parts of the college application process, as it will give you (or your student) an idea of how much to expect to pay out-of-pocket for college expenses. You’ll find information from your federal government, state […]
I’m a huge fan of developing an “order of operations” for different financial activities. You may remember last year I invented FIBS as a order of operations for saving for retirement. FIBS stands for 401k, IRA, Brokerage, Social Security. It’s just an easy way to remember the order you should do things. But, what about a closer […]
A graduate education is a big investment. Although graduate school can provide major financial rewards down the road, paying for that education in the present may seem overwhelming and even impossible. Fortunately, many universities, organizations and private individuals offer scholarship money to help graduate students go to school. Sometimes, the way students think about graduate […]
Over the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of college freshmen will be moving into their cramped dorm rooms and beginning their college careers. Amidst all of the emotions, tears, unpacking, and meeting new friends, is the unavoidable fact that to move into a college dorm, you must have it paid for first. Financial aid […]