Congrats! You've been accepted to college. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it.
But before you start digging through your car for any loose change you can find, you might want to take some time to check out all of the resources available to help you pay for college in the state of Florida.
Heading off to college is an exciting time in your life. You get to experience the freedom of being away from home, learning from professors in your field of interest, and connecting with students who are embarking on a similar journey.
But what happens when your enthusiasm gets put on the back burner because you’re worried about how to pay for college?
Raise your hand if you love filling out the FAFSA. My guess is, very few of you reading this even took your hand off your phone or tablet. Completing the FAFSA can be a long, and not so fun, process.
The good news is, once you hit submit and your application has been accepted, you may be eligible for tons of money. And that makes every minute (or hour) of staring at the screen worth it.
The way we think about higher education has changed drastically over the last decade. More students are opting for master’s programs in computer science, rather than the traditional MBA track. But is that the right move for you?
It just might be ... that is, if you're looking for a highly compensated field that has a lot of job openings.
Having “the talk” is something most teens and parents avoid. No, we're not talking about that talk. Rather, we mean the money talk.
But a recent study shows a major disconnect between students' expectations and parents' realities. That is, most students (about 65%) assume that their parents will fund whatever college they choose, while most parents (62%) aren't in a position to do so.
If your teen is heading off to college in the fall, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about how you can help them cover some of the costs. From tuition and books to gas money and extra cash for their cell phone bill (you do want them to keep in touch, right?), your child is going to need a lot of money over the next four years.
One option you may be considering is cosigning a student loan. If this is your first time partnering up with your child on a financial transaction, you probably have some questions and concerns — and rightfully so.