The Real Cost of College

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/30/20 8:15 AM / by Madeleine Karydes

You may think you know what the cost of your college degree will be...but have you factored in all the hidden fees? No one wants to be surprised by the amount your college education actually costs. One of the last things you (or your parents!) want to be ruining your first chance to adventure out on your own is sticker shock. 

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Where to Find Unique and Lucrative Scholarships

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/13/20 9:00 AM / by Kristen Seikaly

When it comes to paying for college, scholarships and grants can be a big help. Loans come with the stress of interest rates, and work-study can only cover so much. Because scholarships are so valuable though, there’s also fierce competition for them. That’s why looking beyond the standard college scholarships searches can be so valuable... literally.

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Transfer Students from Community College

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/20 10:00 AM / by Sarah Palmer

Is transferring into a 4-year university from a community college an easier way to gain admission into a prestigious institution? Statistically, no! There are a lot of myths floating around about transfer students. Let's talk about some pros and cons and bust some myths. 

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Financial Aid for International College Applicants

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/5/19 2:01 PM / by Empowerly Team

So you are an international student who wants to apply for colleges in the United States. If you seek financial aid and are not an U.S. citizen, it may seem like you have no good options. Although your options are more limited than those of U.S. citizens, don't give up! Here are some must-have financial aid starter tips:

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Calculating Your Financial FAFSA Facts

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/15/19 2:30 PM / by Madeleine Karydes

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a universal form that all students in the United States can submit in order to receive government support to help pay for their education. The 2020-2021 form opened on their website on October 1st, 2019 and will be accessible to submit until June 30th, 2021. However, the sooner you submit, the better—and yes, you SHOULD submit one!

Before you sit down to fill it out, here are some things you need to know in order to get the most aid possible.


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How to Pay for Graduate School

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/7/19 5:30 PM / by LendEDU

Paying for graduate school can be a challenge for many students. Different factors play a role in how much graduate school costs. A master’s degree program can be finished in one to two years in most cases, and the average yearly tuition can cost $30,000 to $40,000, according to Peterson’s.

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Should I Apply for Financial Aid?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/7/19 3:08 PM / by Empowerly Team

Now that the college admissions process has shifted to a long wait until offers are announced, the next step is figuring out cost of attendance. Universities use a mix of internal policy, FAFSA , and CSS profile to determine both the type and amount of aid students receive.

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Merit Scholarships: What Are They and How Can You Get Them?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/17/18 12:10 PM / by Andy Wang

When it comes to financial aid, the form that students often apply to outside of need-based help is merit-based scholarships. Ranging from standard categories such as scientific excellence to categories that are meant to help certain groups like first generation college students, there  are many forms of scholarships that students can choose to apply to. 

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What You Should Know To Financially Prepare For College

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/29/18 12:00 PM / by Lucy Penny

Being prepared for college is more important than ever and for many high school seniors, the last months of high school are spent getting ready to head off to college. For these students, this means researching career choices, corresponding majors, and colleges that meet those desires.

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How to Find and Apply for Scholarships

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/7/18 12:00 PM / by Amanda Orbuch

Worried about the costs of applying to college? Not sure how to get the most out of your financial aid possibilities? Join Synocate's Financial Aid expert Rashi as she explains how to maximize the number of scholarships you win to reduce the cost of college tuition.

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Guides: 3 Big Ways to Save Money While in College

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/26/18 12:00 PM / by Christina Le

Everyone knows that college isn’t cheap. Other than the staggeringly high tuition costs, most college students also have to worry about purchasing textbooks and materials for classes, paying rent and 

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Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid: Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/22/17 6:54 PM / by Rashi Jindani

Financial Aid is an often misunderstood topic when it comes to college admissions. People do not understand how the application process works and why they should even be filling out the FAFSA. here are some common mistakes I have found people making when it comes to Financial Aid. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid: Part I

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/18/17 7:42 PM / by Niko Mann

College is expensive. Many of us  aren’t sure how we will pay for tuition and need help finding ways of how to cover expenses. If you are going to college soon and you will need financial aid, you will need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid is a division of the U.S. Department of Education which provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to students every year.

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Should You Get a Part-time Job in College?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/28/17 12:06 PM / by Matthew Veldman

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How to Save Money in College

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/13/17 11:11 AM / by Lauren Ward

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