Category Archives: Tuition

College choice costs

Each year my hometown newspaper does a special feature at graduation time. Now, keep in mind that I’m from a town of about 1,200 people.  The paper publishes all the high school graduates’ photos and includes their activities and honors,… Continue reading

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Renew old, seek new funds

Caroline has already gone over some details of the FAFSA for beginners, but what about those of you who filed a FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)  last year? You need to complete a FAFSA every year you’re in… Continue reading


Realistic resolutions

Happy 2009! Have you made any New Year’s resolutions?  I’m not a particularly successful resolution-keeper. Last year, I vowed to eat healthier, and for six weeks it was nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, salads for lunch, and Lean Cuisine®  for… Continue reading

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Scholarships: something to be thankful for

Here we are, approaching holiday season at breakneck speed. In just a few short weeks we’ll be with family and friends for food, football, and fiscal stimulation!  But most of all, we’ll be remembering what we’re thankful for. This past… Continue reading

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Got funds for fall?

You’re probably starting school soon, if you haven’t already. So let us know how your funding came together for fall semester. How are you paying for school?  Scholarships, loans, grants, Work-Study?  All of the above? Did you hit any bumps… Continue reading


Check your financial to-do list

In this last month before school starts, you’ve probably got a long list of things that you need to do before heading off to college — especially if it’s your freshman year. While you’re making preparations, be sure you cover… Continue reading

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Be informed, not afraid, about student loan repayment

Student LoanDown readers, recently we received this question (typos and all — we publish ’em as is) on one of my older posts from kat s., a concerned grandmother: I would like to ask you a queston. My grandson was… Continue reading


Student loans for international students

Just like many U.S. students choose to spend time studying abroad, many international students choose to study in the United States. Here are two great resources for students considering traveling to the U.S. to further their education: educationUSA — advising… Continue reading



Check out this latest question we received through our Ask the Expert tool from Lynette, a concerned mother: My daughter just received an application for a Stafford loan and they told her she would need to find the financial institution… Continue reading

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No more student loans?

In January, I wrote about some colleges reducing tuition costs for families below certain income levels. I thought it was an interesting topic, and it seemed like a rather novel idea at the time, but it didn’t generate any discussion…. Continue reading

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