Most high school counselors recommend that students apply to five to eight colleges. In 2017, US News and World Report found that the average application fee was $43, and the most common fee was $50. So yeah, those costs can add up quickly.
But there’s good news: you can request application fee waivers if your financial situation meets certain criteria. Your first step is to meet with your high school guidance counselor.
Everyone knows that attending a public college or university on an in-state basis is one of the best ways to get a quality secondary education for a relatively reasonable price.
But if your dream school is a public school in another state, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck paying out-of-state tuition.
The number of women attending college have increased steadily throughout the last several decades. However, once out of college, women in the United States still face a pay gap. They make about 80% of the salary of their male colleagues. Yet, they face the same college debt as male students, so paying for college after graduation is tough.
Many organizations and groups recognize the uphill battle female students face. With that in mind, here are 10 unique opportunities for women to get help in paying for college.
If you're planning on taking out a loan to help pay for college, you may be wondering if a Direct PLUS Loan (also called the Parent PLUS Loan) is the way to go. Here, we'll tell you everything you need to know about Parent PLUS loans so you can decide if they're a good deal for you. We'll cover:
Did you know your college ID or email address could be worth money in your pocket? It’s true.
Flashing your student ID or ponying up an email address with .edu at the end could land you some pretty amazing discounts, online or in-person.
Taking advantage of those savings could mean that you’ll have more money to put toward your education, so you can avoid borrowing more than you really need.