Topic: Cost of Attendance (COA)
"Sticker prices" of colleges these days are so high that the numbers can make one's heart skip a beat or two in financial fear. Well, we're here to tell you that the intimidating cost of college shouldn't stop you from… More »
By John Whelan, Sophomore at Tufts University
What is the FAFSA?
The FAFSA. You might have seen that odd-looking, strange-sounding acronym before, somewhere during your planning-for-college process. Perhaps you heard your parents discussing it, and at the very mention of a form you shut your ears off.… More »
Unless you are sure that you can pay the yearly costs of every college you're considering, you should plan to apply for financial aid by completing the required applications. Check the aid section of each college's Web site to find… More »
Getting ready to take on your tuition bill doesn’t have to be hard; if you follow these simple outline steps, it won’t be. These are key steps to take when you’re planning how to cover the cost of attendance.
Planning… More »
Congratulations on getting into college! But now you're trying to evaluate your financial aid award, right? In order to know how good (or bad) it is, you need to consider a few things:
The cost of the college (called the… More »
The COA (Cost of Attendance) is the figure people generally prepare for when they plan out their college finances. However, there are many additional costs of college that aren’t included in the COA: read on to learn more about these… More »
Information on student loans, financial aid, and planning for and managing college expenses.
From how to save for the cost of a college education to consolidating your student loans, you’ll find many resources here on all aspects of paying for college.… More »
By Jane, Empty Nester / Mother of Twins
Now that our twins have been accepted at their dream school, they've moved on to other pressing college questions. For Mom and Dad, of course, the most urgent question is how to pay. But for our son and daughter -… More »
By Kevin Walker, Co-Founder & CEO of SimpleTuition
What is college really going to cost? That's a question on the minds of lots of students and (especially) parents. It is sometimes hard to get a sense for the total cost because there are so many components that add… More »