Beware of Financial Aid Scams

Beware of Financial Aid Scams

The U.S. Department of Education (ED), like most other public agencies and large consumer-oriented companies, conducts most of its business with individuals over the Internet. Although doing business this way is far more secure than paper-based systems, there are...
The 2022-23 College Financing Plan

The 2022-23 College Financing Plan

Students face a confusing array of options as they consider where to go to college and how to finance their education. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has developed and maintains the College Financing Plan (CFP) to assist them. The CFP is a consumer-oriented...
Funds to Reverse Declining Enrollment

Funds to Reverse Declining Enrollment

Many students experience a constant struggle to remain enrolled in college due to financial insecurity. In early 2020, this situation worsened as a result of the pandemic, which brought about a steep decline in service sector jobs and affordable off-campus housing....
Comparing College Financial Aid Offers

Comparing College Financial Aid Offers

Late March and early April is happy season for college applicants. It’s when they receive letters of acceptance and financial aid offers from the schools that have admitted them. The happiest are those who receive more than one offer. But these students won’t simply...
How Inflation Affects College Tuition

How Inflation Affects College Tuition

In the Opinion section of the March 1, 2022, edition, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “How Inflation Affects Universities: Rising Tuition Is a Concern for Students”. Yet on December 2, 2021, Forbes had run an article titled, “Why College Tuition Is...