Decoding the Financial Aid Award Letter

As the deadline to submit the FAFSA to financial aid offices approaches, we wanted to discuss the financial aid you may receive. Listed below are four types of ‘awards’ typically found on a financial aid letter. Scholarships A scholarship is an award based upon student merit, meaning, students have accomplished something. This may include their… Continue reading Decoding the Financial Aid Award Letter

America’s College Promise

President Obama recently proposed two years of free community college tuition to all. This blog post will delve further into this proposal. America’s College Promise America’s College Promise proposes free tuition during the first two years of community college. Students would be eligible to receive up to $3800 a year for tuition and fees by… Continue reading America’s College Promise

Common FAFSA Myths

Many colleges require families requesting financial aid to submit their FAFSA within the next few weeks. If you are unsure what FAFSA means, read a previous blog post. Now that you understand this financial aid form, let’s discuss a few popular myths associated with the FAFSA. MYTH #1: I need to file my taxes before… Continue reading Common FAFSA Myths

Estimating College Financial Aid with the Net Price Calculator

In an attempt to create college financial aid transparency, the federal government created the Higher Education Opportunity Act. One of the mandates created in this act was the Net Price Calculator. Since 2011, this online tool has provided families the opportunity to estimate the real cost of attendance at every college or university. Cost of… Continue reading Estimating College Financial Aid with the Net Price Calculator

The University of Dallas

Established in 1956, the The Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business Located 10 miles northwest of downtown Dallas, the college of business offers many unique opportunities. A new Orange Line DART station was recently built, allowing students public transportation access into Texas’ largest city. This affords students the opportunity to network and intern at… Continue reading The University of Dallas

Marietta College

Marietta College, is a picturesque campus located in southeastern Ohio at the mouth of the Muskingum River. This liberal arts college is home to nearly 1500 undergraduates. It is a regionally based college (50% from Ohio, another 25% from Pennsylvania and West Virginia) that is often overlooked for its strong, nationally based programs. Marietta, Ohio… Continue reading Marietta College