What We Learned at the FSA Conference

Highlights include the launch of a chat bot to answer questions from student borrowers, the consolidation of several Federal Student Aid websites, a new Informed Borrower Tool, an offering of income-share agreements, and a new Loan Simulator.  Read More

What You Need to Know About Student Loan Repayment

Tips include knowing your student loan servicer, knowing how you will pay, creating a budget, saving, and considering future goals.  Read More

The Gift Parents Want for Their Children: College Savings

84% of parents say they would welcome a contribution towards their child’s college education over a traditional gift. However, only 33% of parents have actually mentioned this idea to their family and friends. Read More

Communicating Special Circumstances with the Financial Aid Office

Learn what we mean by “extenuating circumstances”, what qualifies as an extenuating circumstance, what you need to submit to your college, and when to submit it.  Read More

Wisdom and Insight from Our U.Fund Dreams Tour Partners

Tips from our partners include creative ideas that can help your child earn money, gardening tips, ideas on how to save during back-to-school season, tips on encouraging college gifting from family and friends, and inexpensive ways to spend time with family.  Read More

5 Ways to Save on New England College Costs

Options include MassTransfer/Commonwealth Commitment, Tuition Break, University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship Program, UMass Lowell Accelerated Degrees, and Clark University Accelerated BA/Master’s. Read More

ScholarJet Can Help Repay Your Loans and Find You a Job

We interview the ScholarJet CEO & Co-Founder about what ScholarJet is, how it got started, how students and recent graduates can apply, and student success stories.  Read More

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Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.