financial aid

Grad Students: Kiss Your Parents Goodbye

Ashley’s off to grad school and is afraid her parents’ high incomes will hurt her when it comes to financial aid. She’s even thinking maybe they should divorce to make them look poorer on paper. Hold your horses, Ashley! There’s an easier solution which allows for, among other things, Mom and Dad to stay hitched. …

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Can You Get More Financial Aid If You’re In Debt?

Hi, everybody. As you probably know, this site started out as a site about scholarships and how to get them, but has slowly morphed into an advice site about all things related to college, money, jobs, and occasionally even bigger issues like what you should do with your life and how to be happy. I’m …

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10 Tips on Getting the Best College Financial Aid Package

I write about scholarships because it’s what I know, but let’s be honest — not everyone can bring ’em home. On the other hand, however, everyone has access to the federal financial aid system, and everyone’s school has a financial aid office, so everyone should pay close attention to how they can best extract the …

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