The FAFSA: Most Common Questions, Answered

Everything You Need to Know About the FAFSA October 6, 2021 Jump Ahead To… Introduction While preparing for your first (or subsequent) year of college is often an exciting journey,… Read more

EFC on the FAFSA, explained

EFC on the FAFSA, explained  October 14, 2021 Introduction: FAFSA and EFC When it comes to applying for college, figuring out financial aid, and everything in between, it can certainly… Read more

Published Cost Estimates of Dental School Are Totally Wrong

Imagine if you told a patient you’d charge them $1,000 for a root canal. Then, they get the bill in the mail and it says they owe $1,250. The patient… Read more

Is the Estimated Cost of Attendance an Accurate Number?

A school’s Cost of Attendance (COA) serves two essential functions. For prospective students, the COA is the number used to compare the prices of different schools. The COA includes the… Read more

How Many Parent PLUS Loans Can You Get?

A Parent PLUS Loan offers an opportunity for parents to cover their child’s higher education costs. But how many Parent PLUS Loans can you get? The answer depends on your… Read more

Forgiveness for Many: How to Solve the Student Loan Crisis

I’ve spent most of the last decade helping borrowers deal with the financial devastation caused by student loans. In that time, despite government attempts to make things better, the cost… Read more

Should I Work Part-Time or Apply for a Private Student Loan?

A college education is expensive. Tuition, books, housing, food and other living expenses add up fast. While financial aid packages may include grants, scholarships and federal student loans, these funds… Read more

10 Common Private Student Loan Application Mistakes to Avoid

Unfortunately, some student’s federal aid doesn’t cover the full cost of their tuition. Private student loans offer a solution. Private student loans have the ability to be used for tuition,… Read more