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Trends in The Cost of Higher Education and Financial Aid

The following is the latest information from the College Board: Over the decade from 2000-01 to 2010-11, published tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities increased at an average rate of 5.6% per year beyond the rate of … Continue reading

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Comparing Financial Aid Offers

I Hopefully, around April of the senior year of high school, your student will have been accepted to three or four colleges and received financial aid award letters from each stipulating what assistance is being offered. It is important to … Continue reading

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What is Student Financial Aid?

Student financial aid is money given by the Federal and State governments and the colleges to help students pay for the cost of a college education.   There are two basic types of financial aid:   1)      Self-Help aid which … Continue reading

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Comparing financial aid award letters

Hopefully, around April of the senior year of high school, your student will have been accepted to three or four colleges and received financial aid award letters from each stipulating what assistance is being offered. It is important to compare … Continue reading

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Paying for College in Today’s Economy

This Wall Street Journal Article addresses the dire straights that 529 Plans are in and how it is affecting families’ abilities to cope with college costs. EDUCATION OCTOBER 16, 2008 College Savers Stuck in Stocks as Market Falls IRS Rule … Continue reading

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