Tag Archives: paying for college

Winning strategies for getting college grants

collegeave loansWith the average cost of attending college exceeding $20,000 a year, you don’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to financial aid. Grants are one of the best types of financial aid to receive. They’re essentially free money that you don’t have to repay (seriously!). For the best chance of success, start your research early and explore a range of sources. Continue reading

Congratulations to our latest scholarship winner!

college scholarship winnerWe’re excited to announce that Génesis Suárez from Venezuela has won our $2,500 scholarship during International Students Day. Our scholarships reward students for researching universities online. Genesis visited five university profile pages on our website during our International Students Day online college fair, and was automatically entered in a drawing to win. Continue reading

Top tips on finding a summer job

summer jobAfter a busy year at school, you’re probably anxious to kick back and relax. But you might want to also think about getting a part-time job. Working through the summer is an important way to build skills and make contacts that will help you down the road, and to begin saving for your future. Finding that perfect summer job might be easier than you think. Continue reading

Congratulations to our latest scholarship winner!

Scholarship winner - LoganCongratulations to Logan, who won our latest $1,000 college scholarship! Here’s what Logan had to say: “I am currently a senior at Great Oak High School. I am so grateful to CollegeWeekLive for awarding me this scholarship! This money will go a long way to helping me as I begin to study as an undergraduate philosophy student next fall at Biola University.” Continue reading

How do you know if a university offers a good value?

FAFSAEveryone’s looking to get the most value for the money they spend and college tuition is no exception. Each year, the Princeton Review and other organizations rank colleges and universities that they find to offer the best value. But what does value mean? Here’s a quick snapshot of how to determine the value of colleges that you’re considering attending. Continue reading

What is the Expected Family Contribution?

What is your expected family contribution when you go to college?When you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), you’ll be asked for quite a bit of personal information about you and your parents’ finances, including their income, assets, and benefits, such as Social Security. This is because you and your family are expected to contribute to the cost of college to the amount that you’re able to do so. Continue reading

Comparing college tuition costs

scholarshipsComparing college costs may seem tricky at first, but financial aid experts say don’t be scared by a college’s “sticker” price. What’s important is the price you would actually have to pay to attend the school. That is, the total cost of attendance (including tuition, room and board, books, and supplies), minus the amount of scholarships and grants that the college will give you (and that you don’t have to repay). Continue reading

Seven steps to scholarship success

scholarshipsApplying for scholarships can be very time-consuming, but it’s well worth it in the long run. Sure there are lots of other kids applying as well, but there are many steps you can take to stand out from the crowd. Here are some easy steps to increase your chances of winning scholarships: Continue reading