Financial Aid

09 March 2017

Making Sense of Financial Aid Packages

Posted in Financial Aid, Perspectives

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With admissions decisions around the corner, many of you will need to consider affordability and make sense of the financial aid packages coming your way.

In this article, we'll define some key terms, work through a case study to make the process more tangible, and provide some key takeaways for you to apply to your own situation.

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02 February 2017

Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists

Posted in Financial Aid

nationalmeritIf you've been wondering how much merit aid is available for National Merit scholars, then check out our list of Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists.

We've focused on institutions in our coverage universe that are particularly generous with merit aid—including those offering full tuition or full cost of attendance—and provided a brief summary of the package, whether it's competitive, and a link to each institution's website for the details. There's a good mix of public and private institutions, and in the case of public institutions, packages are often available for non-residents as well as residents.  

The list isn't exhaustive but should provide you an excellent start—enjoy!

 

18 September 2016

At Last, Your Financial Aid Ordeal Has Gotten Easier

Posted in Class of 2021, Financial Aid

nytBeginning this year, you'll be able to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as early as October 1st.  Here's a good article from the New York Times which details some of the changes you should be aware of.

02 June 2015

Affordable Alternatives to California Public Universities

Posted in Your College List, Financial Aid

financial-aidIf you're a California resident with financial need, don't assume that it's always cheaper to attend a University of California or Cal State University campus.

Depending on your academic credentials and financial situation, there may be many excellent private school options to consider. Read on to see our list of 50+ affordable alternatives to UC/CSU campuses.