Paying for College

Should you bother to fill out the FAFSA?

November 13, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Should you fill out the FAFSA? In a word, yes. Many middle-class families have convinced themselves that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, isn’t worth the effort because they have heard that only students from families […]

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5 college best buys in North Carolina

November 13, 2017 Heidi Finley

Help is out there for Carolina students who put paying for college at the top of their concerns with The College Affordability Guide’s 2017 rankings. Washington, D.C.-based Degree Prospects started CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org in 2013. Its calculations include an affordability score that […]

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Financial aid 101: What you need to know

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

The first question students ask is: “Will I be accepted at college X?” The first question parents often ask is: “How can we afford to pay for college X?” With college tuition prices escalating annually – faster than the cost-of-living […]

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Warren Wilson offers new tuition-free programs

October 30, 2017 Heidi Finley

Warren Wilson College has announced two new programs that will give undergraduates starting in fall 2018 the chance to attend the liberal arts college tuition-free. “Our history of providing education to students in this region compels us to focus a […]

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Help paying student loans is the newest job perk

October 2, 2017 Heidi Finley

If you’re looking at graduating college with thousands of dollars of student debt, your future employer may help you pay it off. Fidelity Investments recently announced a Student Debt Employer Contribution program to aid companies that decide to help pay […]

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