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How small financial setbacks can derail college plans

Oct 1, 2014
Many low-income students don't have the luxury of making even minor mistakes.
Posted In: financial aid, first-generation college students, higher education

Your Wallet: Redesigning student financial aid

Sep 22, 2014
Student loans can be a big burden on graduates. How would you re-create it?
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, college

Crowdfunding the path to college

Aug 26, 2014
More students are banking on the generosity of strangers to foot their bills.
Posted In: crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, higher education, college costs, financial aid

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

Apr 25, 2014
If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, student debt

More work study, less financial aid?

Apr 24, 2014
Should the government encourage more college students to enter work study programs rather than apply for large financial aid packages?
Posted In: financial aid, college, student loans

Ask Carmen: Tips for choosing student loans

Jan 17, 2014
What kind of loans should you take out for graduate school? Find out when student loan expert Heather Jarvis joins host Carmen Wong Ulrich to answer callers' questions.
Posted In: student loans, fafsa, financial aid

College-bound? How to pay for higher education

Apr 12, 2013
Many soon-to-be high school graduates are settling on their choice of where to attend college. How does a family decide whether to pay for a student's dream school or a more economical alternative?
Posted In: college admissions, financial aid, applying to college, student loan, federal student loans

Taking the sting out of tuition

Apr 8, 2013
High-priced private colleges are offering students tuition breaks even when they don't need them.
Posted In: financial aid, college finances, college tuition, private colleges

Navigating the financial aid maze

Mar 6, 2013
More parents are turning to college financial planners for advice on how to pay for college.
Posted In: college, financial advice, financial advisor, financial aid

Small college Grinnell weighs big changes to financial aid

Oct 8, 2012
Grinnell is a very small liberal arts college in Iowa with a very big endowment: $1.4 billion. Why the financially sound institution is looking at how to control future costs.
Posted In: college, college tuition, Tuition, financial aid

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