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.

  • Going to college in the U.S. is more expensive than ever. Students pay an average of $35,720 per year at a four-year college. That number is growing¬† at a rate of 6.8% per year, according to By choosing an institution with a high return on investment (ROI), st... Read More
  • Nearly half of all U.S. states require aspiring teachers to pass the Praxis to receive certification. The Praxis test is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to assess academic skills and knowledge levels in reading, writing, and mathematics. Considering that ove... Read More
  • As of December 2020, the total amount of student loan debt Americans owed topped $1.7 trillion. This staggering figure looms large over the debate about whether the federal government should forgive student loans, and how to make college more affordable for future generations. ... Read More
  • Advanced placement (AP) courses are a great way for high school students to make sure they're fully prepared for college courses. Performing well in these courses and on corresponding exams can help you start college with credits already earned. As of 2020, more than 1.2 million ... Read More
  • 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
  • The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is one of the major milestones for a career in healthcare. Passing the USMLE Step 1 is required to be a licensed physician in the U.S., and around 98% of residency programs require students to achieve a passing grade to be e... Read More
  • In fall 2021, undergraduate enrollment at colleges fell by 3.1%, or 465,300 students, according to a new report by National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Overall enrollment at higher education institutions has declined by 5.1%, or nearly 1 million students, since fall 20... Read More
  • Getting their first credit card is a big step for a college student. While credit cards represent a serious responsibility, they are also very useful. Having a credit card teaches budgeting and money management. Credit cards also allow students to establish credit history, which ... Read More
  • The cost of college has grown rapidly over the past several decades. The rate at which college costs have grown has greatly outstripped the overall rate of inflation. This means that today's middle-class students are more likely to have trouble paying for school than their parent... Read More