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Paying for College

The following is a guest post from our friends at Clarifi College. 

When it comes to college planning, getting in is only half the battle. One of the biggest challenges facing families is figuring out how they will be able to afford their child's college education. Specifically, many families find themselves in a position of uncertainty as to how much aid colleges will offer and how much tuition they’ll have to come up with on their own.

Understanding how to navigate the financial aid process can be time-consuming and, for some, a bit overwhelming. For families who don’t understand their options, they can find themselves taking on more debt than they expected and ultimately facing an unmanageable amount of college debt.

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Five Steps to Navigate College Savings and Financial Aid

By Blaine Blontz, MBA

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5 Simple Tips for Negotiating College Financial Aid Packages

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Posted in News, College Admissions, Financial Aid

The Real Cost of College: Are Elite Colleges More Affordable than Assumed?

Figuring out the real cost of college is not an easy task for students and families. Though most universities have adopted some kind of a net price calculator to help students estimate college costs, many times families tend to only see the “sticker price” of the school.

According to David Leonhardt’s New York Times blog post, “Getting a Clearer Picture of College Costs,” many students have a better chance affording top tier colleges than realized due to false assumptions of college costs.

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Making College Affordable: Tips and Information for Families

How do colleges determine financial need for a student and their family? What are my options as a student or as a parent? Join us for expert educational advising about current trends in college admissions and financial aid and learn how to set yourself up for the best financial and educational success.

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Posted in Paying for College, Educational Reference, College Admissions, Financial Aid

Federal Government Provides Relief for Student Borrowers

Two new programs recently enacted by the Federal Department of Education provide needed relief to those who borrowed for their college educations but are having difficulty repaying their loans.

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Why Private Colleges Might Not Cost As Much As You Think

According to Nancy Oliver Gray, president of Hollins University, a women's liberal arts college in Roanoke, Virginia, private college might actually turn out to be a bargain. How so? Here are some of her reasons:

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Posted in Educational Reference, Cost of College, Financial Aid

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