Student Finances

It’s no secret going to college is pricey. From tuition and books to lodging and food, things can add up fairly quickly. These guides will help you along the way and answer questions that students may not get the answer to by going to class.

  • In recent years, the rate of college students experiencing homelessness has been on the rise, especially among students attending community colleges. In fact, a few colleges have been making headlines for taking more steps to support these students, such as Long Beach Community C... Read More
  • Earlier this month, former President Donald Trump called for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education, which monitors, distributes, and establishes the policies for federal financial aid. This comes after former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stated at a conservative... Read More
  • Recent analyses have shown that the cost of college tuition has increased 178% between January 2000 and June 2022. With tuition rates so high and student loan debt a topic of political debate, it’s no secret that many are questioning the value of a college degree today. At t... Read More
  • Getting a high TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score raises your chances of getting accepted to premier universities worldwide. TOEFL scores are accepted in over 11,000 academic institutions in over 150 countries, and approximately 90% of TOEFL test takers were acce... Read More
  • Although most colleges and universities do raise tuition by a small percentage each year (for example, for the 2021-22 academic year four-year public universities raised tuition by 1.6% on average), many schools are being forced by inflation to hike up their tuition by as much as... Read More
  • A college student may not need credit history immediately, but if you're planning for life after college (which you should be), you should start building credit as soon as possible. The difficulty here is that most college aged students have no credit history. So how do you build... Read More
  • If you're planning on going on to graduate school, passing the GRE is one of the biggest hurdles you have to face. The GRE, which stands for Graduate Record Examination, is like the SAT or ACT for graduate school, and more than 500,000 students take it each year. The GRE has thre... Read More
  • It’s normal to have questions about Finanfnancial aid, especially if you have never applied for it before. One of the most common questions is, “Do I qualify for financial aid?” There are many myths and misconceptions about who is eligible to receive financial aid, so it’... Read More
  • It can be difficult to initiate that discussion with your loved ones about pursuing a college education. The fact that the tuition expenses are high is bound to come up. For students and their families, this is the one topic that tends to create the most anxiety. Going back to sc... Read More