Paying for College and Financial Aid
How to Save Money on College Textbooks
How to save money on college textbooks: College textbooks can cost well over $1,000 a year, but following these tips can more than halve the expense.
Why Do College Books Cost So Much?
Many students are shocked to find that their college books cost over $1,000 a year. This article explains why they cost so much.
Are Public Universities Really a Better Value than Private Colleges?
Seth Allen, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Grinnell College, presents some issues to ponder when assessing the true cost of private colleges and public universities.
Paying for College in a Tough Economy
Paying for college may seem impossible in a difficult financial climate, but money is still available. This article presents a few tips for locating valuable financial aid and paying for college.
Advice from Chip Parker, director of admission and Donna Smith, financial aid advisor, Drury University
When Should You Submit the FAFSA?
Early is better -- Learn why.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The quickest and most convenient way to complete the FAFSA is on the web. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Financial Aid has made it easy and free.
College Financing Calculators
CollegeBoard provides several calculators for figuring out college costs, college savings, and loan payments.
What is the FAFSA?
Receiving financial aid for college begins with the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This FAQ will describe the process of filling out the FAFSA.
Net Price Calculators
Find the net price calculator for any college or university.
Search for Scholarship Money
Petersons provides an on-line search engine for sorting through over $7 billion of available scholarship money.
Will I Get More Financial Aid if I Don't Save Money?
This interesting article from College Confidential explores the pluses and minuses of saving for college.