Articles tagged with: Financial Aid

15 February 2019

Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists

Posted in Financial Aid

nationalmeritIf you've been wondering how much merit aid is available for National Merit scholars, then check out our list of Colleges with Great Scholarships for National Merit Finalists.

We've focused on institutions in our coverage universe that are particularly generous with merit aid—including those offering full tuition or full cost of attendance—and provided a brief summary of the package, whether it's competitive, and a link to each institution's website for the details. There's a good mix of public and private institutions, and in the case of public institutions, packages are often available for non-residents as well as residents.  

The list isn't exhaustive but should provide you an excellent start—enjoy!


09 March 2017

Making Sense of Financial Aid Packages

Posted in Financial Aid, Perspectives


With admissions decisions around the corner, many of you will need to consider affordability and make sense of the financial aid packages coming your way.

In this article, we'll define some key terms, work through a case study to make the process more tangible, and provide some key takeaways for you to apply to your own situation.

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18 September 2016

At Last, Your Financial Aid Ordeal Has Gotten Easier

Posted in Class of 2021, Financial Aid

nytBeginning this year, you'll be able to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as early as October 1st.  Here's a good article from the New York Times which details some of the changes you should be aware of.

02 March 2015

Are Prestigious Private Colleges Worth the Cost?

Posted in Perspectives

Applicant, Employer and Expert Perspectives

wsjThis article from the Wall Street Journal explores the "value" of attending a name-brand college from three perspectives: the applicant's, the and the employer's and an admissions expert.  The article also includes a list of "best value" schools courtesy of PayScale that considers return on investment (future reported salaries) in addition to cost.  

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20 January 2015

10 Things the College Admissions Office Won't Tell You

Posted in Perspectives

marketwatchHere's an article from Daniel Goldstein at Marketwatch entitled, "10 things the college admission office won't tell you."  It attempts to shed insight on topics such as grade inflation, essay authenticity, perceived exclusivity and need-aware admissions.

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15 January 2015

Financial Aid for the Middle Class

Posted in Perspectives

wsjSeveral colleges are now attempting to cast a wider net with respect to financial aid.  The beneficiary: the middle class.  

This article from the Wall Street Journal outlines some of the initiatives being taken by public and private schools throughout the nation to earmark more grant aid to families earning between $65,000 and $150,000 per year.

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