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College Tuition Is on Sale!

Recently Stanford’s announced tuition hike made headlines: a 7% increase in tuition would bring 2023-2024 costs to over $82,000 for tuition, fees, room and board. This follows a 4% rise in the previous academic year and an average annual increase of 3.5% over the past 10 years. Less attention is being paid to Nacubo’s announcement that, headline tuition rates aside,…


Did you get waitlisted at your top choice school? Here’s what you need to know. First, most colleges don’t start calling students from the waitlist until after May 1. This means you should pay a deposit to secure your spot at another college before May 1, just to be sure you have a college for next year. If you do…

Got Work-Study?

If your financial aid award includes work-study, you should understand what it is. Work study falls under the self-help column of financial aid, meaning it’s not free money. You have to find a qualifying job and work at the job to earn this portion of your financial aid award. Work-study is a federally subsidized job at your college or university….

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