3 Student Loan Resolutions for 2017

People make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, but odds are slim that they’ll pan out. Only 8% of people report accomplishing these goals, according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton. You can buck that trend by creating resolutions that are both specific and attainable. If you’re trying to accomplish something big, such … Continued

What to Do If You Lose Your Financial Aid

When you first started college, you might have assumed that your financial aid package would be solid for the next four years. But now spring has rolled around and you’ve been blindsided: You’ve learned you’ll be getting less money next year. There are five major reasons you could lose financial aid: Your parents are making … Continued

Tips for Filling Out the FAFSA as a First-Generation College Student

Being a first-generation college student is a big deal and a huge opportunity. You’ll be the first person in your family to experience the lighter side of college — like experimenting with ill-advised late-night dining options — as well as the more serious ultimate goal: getting a degree. Navigating the college experience is hard enough … Continued

When and How to Appeal a Financial Aid Award

Your latest financial aid award letter arrives, and you tear it open, eager to find out how much money you’re getting — but you’re met with disappointment. Maybe the offer’s less generous than the ones you’ve received from other colleges. Maybe it has way too many loans and not enough grants and scholarships. Maybe it … Continued