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Category: Financial Aid

How to Curb College Costs

Top 10 Ways to Pay Less for College Do you know the average tuition and fees associated with attending college?  For private colleges, the average tuition and fees is over $34,000 and just over $9,000 for in-state 4-year public universities.  Given the financial heft involved, it’s time to make a plan to maximize your resources…

Top Ranked Colleges by Financial Aid for 2018

Financial Aid Award Rankings for 2018 Money is often cited as the largest barrier for students looking to enroll in college.  The cost of higher education does not end with the published tuition rates.  In fact, the costs associated with attending college can include fees, parking, room, board, books, laundry, telephone, and so forth. However,…

How College is Financed

Top Funding Sources of College Figuring out how to finance your college is a consideration for every student.  It is a barrier to entry for some students and a perceptual obstacle for others.  We have published several articles about college readiness, free college tuition programs, how to graduate college debt free, private college discounts, the…

College Students Graduating with the Least Debt

College Grads With the Least Debt For many college students and parents, student loans are inevitable.  Loans become the financial bridge between personal means and institutional financial aid.  How common is student debt?  Let’s put some data in place to properly frame the concept of student debt: NCES reports 17 million students current attend college…

Private College Tuition Discounts at All-Time High

Discounts for College Tuition at Historic Levels Mainstream media would like prospective college students that tuition is on a runaway path and private college affordability is out of reach.  Taking a step back and analyzing the facts will provide a holistic picture on private college tuition trends.  Our goal is to provide a fact-based, no-nonsense…

Colleges with Highest ROI

Top Colleges by Return on Investment The top colleges in the United States organized by ROI, Return on Investment, are listed below along with other data elements.  The Seattle-based data company Payscale published a report breaking down the top colleges in the country organized by value-orientation.  The majority of the programs listed below or schools…

Unpacking Free College Tuition

Are College Tuition Guarantees the Answer? It is a generally understood axiom in higher education that the sticker price or retail price of college is not what you will pay.  For students and parents this can seem a bit confusing, frustrating, and perplexing.  With some recent hype about free college tuition programs we will dive…

How to Reduce the Cost of College

Your Guide to Minimize Costs Associated with College   Download our eBook here: How to Reduce the Cost of College   In this eBook from MatchCollege, learn the various piece-parts of college costs and how to best navigate the process.  Understanding the cost associated with earning a college degree is a mystery to most but…

How to Get into Your Top College

Get into Your Top College Choice Below you will find a list of high-level topics assembled from our latest eBook.  It includes the critical factors schools use to assess applicants.  By understanding the criteria, you can a distinct edge in standing out from other applicants.  Being salient and standing out can help you ultimate Crush…

Attending College as an Adult

Why Adults are Going Back to College There is a shift that has taken place in the recent past with respect to adults attending college. As a result, we have assembled vital information to help you digest the changes and respond accordingly. Regardless of whether you are an adult enrolled in college or a working…