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Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) 101

WARNING: Beware of bogus “professional” filing services that charge you a fee to fill out a Free application.  I am writing this blog to simply point you in the right direction and save you from throwing away your hard-earned money. 521 more words


NPR on the poverty line and student loans

From NPR, Pam Fessler reports on the challenges of college costs and the poverty line.


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Opinion: Proposed freeze on Pell Grants leaves low-income students out in the cold

Greg Zaiser is Elon University’s vice president for admissions and financial planning.

In this essay, he says proposed changes to the federal Pell Grant program hurt students. 613 more words


It now costs half a million dollars to raise a child in America

Reversing a hefty tumble in the number of American births that followed the 2008 recession, the number of babies born in the US is rising for the first time in seven years.   283 more words

College costs are less than advertised

As newly minted graduates collect their diplomas this year, many will have spent more for their degrees than anyone in American history. But not all students pay through the nose to get a sheepskin. 89 more words


Diane's Story: Syracuse '65

I graduated from Syracuse University in 1965, before student loan debt. Many high school friends went to University of Massachusetts. Syracuse (private) and UMass (Public) both provided excellent educations. 232 more words

Student Loans

5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions (Huffington Post)

It used to be that all college admission notifications were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. You didn’t even need to open the letter to know what was inside: If it was a thick package, you had gotten in and the envelope contained a zillion forms to fill out.

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