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...

Student Loan Rate Set to Double

  (picture from flickr user thomashawk) As reported in the New York Times, the student loan rate on new federal student loans is set to double. This may sound like a repeated story and that’s because, to some degree, it is. Last year, the rate was...