Learn about the College Cost and Financial Aid Eligibility Information Tool, located in the MASSAid Portal, that helps new financial aid filers learn their aid eligibility. Learn how to access the tool, tool features, and which aid eligibility is included.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Hear from people who reduced their college costs in unconventional ways, including a family who moved to another state to qualify for in-state college tuition and a student who took college classes while in high school. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Learn how to reduce the cost of college through scholarships, including where to look for them and when to apply, and by waiving school health insurance if your child is already covered under a health insurance plan. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Reduce costs by taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, utilizing the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Prometric's DSST exams, registering for classes as soon as possible, and thinking carefully before changing your major. …
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Tips include start saving, look for scholarships early, earn college credits in high school, consider community college, attend college online, and apply for financial aid. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Before borrowing, take into consideration what you expect to make in your first job, what your loan payment will look like when you graduate, and what you estimate your other future expenses to be. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Determine each school's total cost including billed and unbilled expenses, determine each school's net cost including grants and scholarships, and determine any future year net cost changes by speaking to the financial aid office. …
By Amy Staffier    |
Learn how financial aid can significantly lower a college's price tag.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |