News Articles About College Costs

Are you looking for an affordable college option, but finding yourself less than interested in huge state colleges?  You might want to look into attending a HBCU.  A new study by the United Negro College Fund finds that, on average, historically black colleges and universities charge much less than their historically white counterparts.  The study found that not only do HBCUs charge 31 percent less than comparable institutions, but that their tuition and fees also rose more slowly than similar colleges.

Historically Black Colleges an Affordable Option

December 16, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Are you looking for an affordable college option, but finding yourself less than interested in huge state colleges? You might want to look into attending a HBCU. A new study by the United Negro
As high school seniors put the finishing touches on their college applications and start gearing up for the financial aid application process, few are likely thinking about the prospect of leaving college before they finish a degree program.  Yet many students will be faced with the prospect of taking time off from school or dropping out entirely.  A growing body of research is addressing the question of why students leave college, and a new report has proposed some surprising answers.  If you're planning to attend college or currently struggling to stay in college, it's definitely worth a read.

Working Through School May Mean Leaving Without a Degree

December 10, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
As high school seniors put the finishing touches on their college applications and start gearing up for the financial aid application process, few are likely thinking about the prospect of leaving
Once you start the process of identifying scholarships that you qualify for, start a scholarship table that will help you track the progress of them. The scholarship table should list the name, amount, deadline, if you have completed the scholarship application, and if you have submitted the application for each scholarship you have identified.  This will be a very effective tool in helping you remain aware of the status of your scholarships. When you begin to complete your applications you will notice that there are many components to each scholarship, which could seem very cumbersome. However, you can break each scholarship down to smaller sections, which will essentially allow you to spread the time you spend on each application out and make the process less strenuous.

A Strong Foundation Means a Strong Application

December 8, 2009
by Derrius Quarles
Once you start the process of identifying scholarships that you qualify for, start a scholarship table that will help you track the progress of them. The scholarship table should list the name,
Pittsburgh city officials have received some criticism over the last few days on their latest plan to cover local budget deficits and shortfalls: a tax on college students.

Pittsburgh College Students Protest Tuition Tax Proposal

December 2, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Pittsburgh city officials have received some criticism over the last few days on their latest plan to cover local budget deficits and shortfalls: a tax on college students. The 1 percent tuition
Although the economic downturn has changed some borrowing and spending habits, recent college graduates are more in debt than ever before.  Average student loan debt has continued its steady rise, with graduating seniors holding an average of $23,200 in student loans in 2008.  This information comes courtesy of a report by the Project on Student Debt on average debt for the college class of 2008, the latest in an annual series profiling the previous year's graduating class and the financial situations they face upon leaving school.

Report Shows Student Debt by State and by School

December 2, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Although the economic downturn has changed some borrowing and spending habits, recent college graduates are more in debt than ever before. Average student loan debt has continued its steady rise,
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments today on the intricacies of one student's 20-year-old debt that could change the way bankruptcy law handles student loan cases.

Supreme Court Considers Student Loan Bankruptcy Case

December 1, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments today on the intricacies of one student's 20-year-old debt that could change the way bankruptcy law handles student loan cases. The case, United
Two Chicago-area community colleges are using zombies to urge students to consider their options before applying solely to four-year schools. Harper College and Elgin Community College, with some help from email provider Abeedle.com, are using a cartoon short featuring fictional high school seniors Lynette and Theo in a common predicament among the college-bound: to save money, or not to save?

Zombies Used to Promote Alternatives to Four-Year Colleges

November 20, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Two Chicago-area community colleges are using zombies to urge students to consider their options before applying solely to four-year schools. Harper College and Elgin Community College, with some
Greetings, my name is Derrius Lamar Quarles and I am currently a freshman majoring in psychology with a biology and public health minor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and went to high school not too far from Barack Obama’s home. Recently I have been featured on CNN, BET, and in the Chicago Tribune discussing various topics ranging from my journey as a foster child in Chicago to my matriculation at Morehouse College. However, the most exciting and acclaimed topic has been my success in applying for and winning scholarship money—$1,145,000 in total.

The First Step Doesn’t Have To Be the Hardest

November 17, 2009
by Derrius Quarles
Greetings, my name is Derrius Lamar Quarles and I am currently a freshman majoring in psychology with a biology and public health minor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. I am originally from
Tuition and fees aren't the only college costs families are finding hard to swallow these days. Room and board is also on the rise--now nearing $16,000 a year at some colleges. A survey of the most expensive college dorms found that students attending The New School's Eugene Lang College in New York City can expect to pay more than any other college students in the nation for standard-option housing and a meal plan, at $15,990 per year.

Most Expensive College Dorms

November 5, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Tuition and fees aren't the only college costs families are finding hard to swallow these days. Room and board is also on the rise--now nearing $16,000 a year at some colleges. A survey of the most
More private colleges than ever before are charging $50,000 a year or more in tuition and other fees, according to an analysis of College Board data done by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Last year, only five colleges charged $50,000 a year or more for tuition, fees, room, and board. This year, 58 did.

$50K Becoming New Norm at Private Colleges

November 3, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
More private colleges than ever before are charging $50,000 a year or more in tuition and other fees, according to an analysis of College Board data done by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Last
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