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Avoiding Higher Ed Grinches

Would you rather go to New York University or the University of Pennsylvania? If you must rely on financial aid to attend an elite school, NYU might not be in the cards. Why? Because NYU is incredibly stingy. At least on paper, Penn, along with a few other highly selective schools, will help 100% of […]

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Cutting the Cost of College

An increasing number of high school seniors are deciding to skip applying to private colleges and universities because they worry that the costs will be too high in these hard economic times. That was the gist of a story in today’s New York Times. While it’s always essential to apply to financial safety schools, families […]

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A Cheat Sheet for the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be intimidating for parents. That’s why rookies, in particular, should consider a practice run in filling out the document. With the FAFSA season nearly upon us — applications for the 2009-10 school will be available online on Jan. 1 — the federal government just posted […]

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