News Articles About Financial Aid


There have been strides taken to ease the financial burden of higher education but for every state that limits college credits to keep degree costs down or entire college system freezing its tuition, there’s another school increasing its fees and cutting benefits. The latter could soon happen in Illinois, as lawmakers are weighing whether to eliminate tuition discounts for the children of professors and other university employees.

IL Professors' Children Could Lose Tuition Benefit

March 8, 2012
by Alexis Mattera
There have been strides taken to ease the financial burden of higher education but for every state that limits college credits to keep degree costs down or entire college system freezing its

If you want to go to college but can’t completely afford it, don’t expect Mitt Romney to help you bridge the financial gap.

Romney on College Costs

March 6, 2012
by Alexis Mattera
GOP Candidate Offers Little Comfort to Current and Hopeful College Students

Traditionally, most college students live in dorms or apartments on or near their campuses to get the full “college experience.” But before you sign that rental agreement, you might want to consider living at home and commuting to school.

Should You Commute to College?

February 24, 2012
by Kara Coleman
Traditionally, most college students live in dorms or apartments on or near their campuses to get the full “college experience.” But before you sign that rental agreement, you might want to

In my last article, I talked a lot about language classes at school and how you can use those skills in your own cities. But honestly the best way to practice a foreign language is to immerse yourself in it so in this column, I’m going to talk about studying abroad – but cost effectively.

Studying Abroad Without Breaking the Bank

February 23, 2012
by Liz Coffin-Karlin
In my last article, I talked a lot about language classes at school and how you can use those skills in your own cities. But honestly the best way to practice a foreign language is to immerse

Wouldn't it be amazing if that super expensive college you were just accepted into said, Hey there, new friend – thanks for all your hard work saving, scrimping and scholarship searching but we’ll take it from here, financially? It can happen...kind of.

Sixty-Two Schools Meet Students’ Full Financial Need

February 22, 2012
by Alexis Mattera
Wouldn't it be amazing if that super expensive college you were just accepted into said, "Hey there, new friend – thanks for all your hard work saving, scrimping and scholarship searching but we’ll
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