Category - Financial Aid

Earning a degree can be expensive, so it’s important to know how you can keep costs down. Our bloggers (especially our Admissions Counselors) might just have some tips to share.

28 Helpful Financial Aid Definitions

Everyone has different college experiences, but there is one thing that brings all students together. You guessed it, we’re talking about everybody’s favorite twelve-letter, two-word phrase: Financial aid. ...

What is FAFSA? Your questions, answered.

Student finances, thy name is FAFSA. But what is FAFSA, exactly, and why is it so important to your finances as a college student? In this article, we hope to lessen the mystery and potential anxiety surrounding FAFSA...

How to Pay for College: A Complete Guide

The cost of attending college can be daunting. You may wonder how you’re going to pay for your education, or even if it’s worth it. If these thoughts are running through your head right now, we’re here to help...

How Much Will 4 Years of College Cost?

It’s no secret that college is expensive. But how much does it actually cost? Oftentimes, the price listed on a college website isn’t actually the amount you’ll pay. Several factors play into the cost of college...

FAFSA Verification Tips and Tricks

Completing FAFSA as a senior in high school is stressful as it is when it comes to applying for colleges. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that must be completed annually in order to...

Illinois Commitment: Four Years, Free Tuition

Note: To view the most up-to-date details and requirements for this program, visit our Illinois Commitment webpage. As you finish up the first half of the school year, I want to remind you about our Illinois Commitment...

Illinois Commitment

Note: To view the most up-to-date details and requirements for this program, visit our Illinois Commitment webpage. For students from families without a ton of financial resources, planning for college can involve lots...