The College Cost Gap – How Much is Your Gap?

Worried about gap between cost of college and what a family can pay

As a parent, you hope you can find a way to pay for college. With college prices rising rapidly, how much college will cost has become a commonplace worry these days. To ease this concern, many parents believe that if their child works hard, gets good grades, and scores well on tests, they will get… Continue reading

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Take A Quiz, Win A Free Report

Some colleges are more generous than others. If you are trying to pay less for college, you’ll need to do research BEFORE your student applies to college to find out which colleges offer students more money than others. Test your knowledge and take our quick quiz below. Loading…

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What I Wish I’d Known About College Costs

What I wish I knew about college costs

As a parent, I like to learn as much as I can from other parents who have already blazed the trail on a road I’m about to embark on. Why reinvent the wheel? Right?  That’s one of the reasons Michelle Kretzschmar and I started a Facebook group (Paying For College 101), so families could learn from… Continue reading

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Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship Survey

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarship

Each year families receive financial aid and merit scholarship award information. In an effort to create a national database of actual financial aid and scholarship information, we are asking families to share their award information. All information is collected anonymously. The goal of this effort is to share financial aid and merit scholarship information with… Continue reading

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What To Know About Your Financial Aid Awards

Comparing Financial Aid Awards

If it’s past the deadlines for submitting college applications, your student is either waiting to hear about all their admissions and financial aid awards or you have them all and you’re deciding how to compare them.  At this point in the process, don’t overlook the following …. Make an “apples to apples” comparison of financial aid… Continue reading

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