Get Started on the FAFSA Now!

It’s a very good idea to start working on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as early as possible. The application for the 2013-14 school year is available now. If you want to get it over with and check one thing off your financial aid to-do list, you can submit your application here. more »

How to Earn A Year of Credits for $999

I am a big believer in finding ways to save money on college courses and researching cheap ways to earn college credit. This is especially true for the “gen ed” courses, the type of general, introductory courses that most college students take during their first two years. These courses are a cash cow for colleges, more »

Why You May Need Patience to Pay for College

I’ve always been a big proponent of starting college directly after high school. My feeling was that taking a hiatus from school would break the student’s stride and would also make them less likely to return to school. I know there are many fans of the “gap year,” but I’ve seen far too many students more »

Start preparing for the FAFSA now to get a headstart

You can start completing the FAFSA (the application for federal student financial aid) online starting January 1. The earlier you complete it, the better—so you can get a headstart by gathering some information now. Once you have your last pay stub of the year, you can use that to find out your annual income. If more »