Tag Archives: college financing

Federal Student Aid Office Offers Must-Have Checklists for Students

Handy lists keep adult and traditional students on track

The Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has developed useful checklists as…

By Robin White Goode

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The 20 Colleges That Account for One-Fifth of All Grad School Debt

Yep, for-profits figure prominently on the list

According to Center for American Progress, 20 colleges are responsible for one-fifth of grad school…

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Young People Prepare for National ACT-SO Competition

Students can win up to $2,000 in scholarship money

Students compete in NAACP’s ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind in diverse categories such as cooking…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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College Debt Burden Falls on 3 Kinds of Students

The typical undergraduate borrower isn't suffering

Three kinds of students seem to be most affected by unmanageable loan debts: grad students,…

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Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Schools Turns Them All Down

Accepts full 4-year scholarship at University of Alabama

Ronald Nelson and his family evaluate the financial aid the Ivy League and other top…

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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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Student Selling Handwritten Letter from Obama to Help Pay for Tuition

Young scholar plans to sell the letter for $9,500

A young student is selling the handwritten letter that he received from President Obama to…

By Courtney Connley

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Denied: Some College Students Can’t Access Federal Loans

Institute for College Access and Success finds many students of color affected

Recent study outlines the differences in loan access for each of the 50 states, broken…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Get a 529 Plan Boost

You may be able to get a match for your 529 college savings plan

You know about the possibility of your 401(k) contributions being matched (typically by an employer),…

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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The Business of College Planning

With college costs skyrocketing and many Americans still reeling from the Great Recession, paying for…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Paying for College

College financing has changed since you went to school. In light of the dismal job…

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The HBCU Debate: Are Black Colleges & Universities Still Needed?

Started as a response to racism and starved of financial support, HBCUs have to do more with less

Critics have called them a race-based anachronism. Others have said worse: They’re inferior, they’re in…

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Paying for the High Cost of Higher Education

Brenda and Mike Lipscomb relocated from New Jersey to Maryland in 2007 for better employment…

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5 Winter Break Career Development Tips for College Students

Here are five things you can do this winter break to boost your resume and…

By Renita Burns

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Economista: 5 Strategies for Getting College Scholarships

Don't apply for scholarships without following these steps

It pays to be strategic with how you look for college financing. Check out these…

By Renita Burns

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Economista: Why Micro-lenders Will Replace Sallie Mae

Social lending becomes an alternative to private student loan giants

There seems to be a new trend taking root when it comes to college financing.…

By Renita Burns

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Economista: Micro-loans for College Students?

How social loans are becoming a viable source for student borrowers

Companies have been springing up offering a micro lending model to student loans which aims…

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Managing Credit: Keeping Students Out of Credit Trouble

Resources and expert strategies to help you boost, manage and protect your credit history

The final components of the White House’s “CARD Act” took effect last Wednesday. Major portions…

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