Most parents and students assume there’s no way to graduate from college debt-free. But Kristina Ellis managed to graduate from college and grad school with zero debt, all thanks to honest conversations with her mom and an early start on scholarship applications and college planning beginning in her freshman year of high school. Hear Kristina’s best advice and recommended resources in the latest episode of the Taming the High Cost of College podcast. Listen Now…
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Parents never want to let their kids down, but it can easily happen when it comes to college and financial aid. If you make bad financial assumptions and don’t do your research, you can end up ruining your child’s college dreams. That’s what happened to one family that came to me after they made some huge mistakes and learned the hard way. But here’s how you can avoid doing the same thing by taking the right steps right now.
The real cost of college is almost never the price you see on school websites. To know what college will really cost your family, you need to find out the net price of schools based on your income and after all grants and scholarships are subtracted from the price. In this episode, we talk about how net price is calculated and how to find out what the average family in your income bracket has really paid at individual colleges in all 50 U.S. states. Find Out More…
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Education shows what families in different income brackets really pay for specific colleges in all 50 U.S. states. Read my blog to learn about the newest numbers and how to access them.
Most college financial aid and loans are based on federal grants, funds, and subsidies provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
There are a total of five types of federal financial aid, and it’s important to understand each one, whether it will be available to your family, and what it might mean for you.
David Galehouse owns Varsity Edge, a website that helps high school athletes pursue their sport in college. He himself was an athlete who went through challenges in being recruited. He was an avid golfer with some aspirations of a college scholarship, but burned out in senior year. He began to play baseball in the spring […]