Cracking the Coded Language of Financial Aid

Yesterday, we covered the difficult conversations parents and students have when they negotiate which school to choose. For many families, cost is a major consideration. In fact, according to this U.S. News survey of college freshman: For 48.7% of freshmen, financial...

Vox: What is a student loan?

As school decisions are made, students and parents have to figure out how to pay. For most families (70%!), that means student loans. However, it’s likely that students and parents have lots more to learn about the basics of student loans. To that end, enter...