I’ve realized that I can tackle the repayment process with determination, a plan, and a willingness to see the light at the end of the tunnel, in spite of the numbers on the loan bills. Although my repayment journey doesn’t start until two months from now, here are five steps that I’m taking now and recommend to other recent grads to help get prepared.
The price of colleges can seem a bit daunting, and some families spend years preparing to pay for college. Of course, cost is something to consider when choosing a school. But if you see an expensive price tag for a university and think you can’t afford it, don’t be intimidated just yet. In your journey to obtain a college degree, the first thing you’ll probably see is the schools’ published Cost of Attendance (COA), or as some may call it – the ‘Sticker Price’. But what really matters is the ‘Net Price’ or Net Cost – so let’s find out what the difference between these are.
Aww, mid-September. The time of year where the butterflies and excitement switches gears to a full schedule of classes and other academic and personal commitments. It is easy to forget all of those first week deadlines and priorities that were laid out before you. Here are some quick tips to get you back to school shape.
Applying to college this year? Then you’ll likely also need to apply for financial aid, the money that can help your family pay for college costs. There’s a lot to know about the financial aid process, but if you stay organized and follow the right steps, you’ll have no problem keeping on track. Start preparing now, and ask questions when you need to. We provide information on where to go for assistance at the end of this list.