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The CollegeBound Network | February 19, 2014

We were thrilled for the opportunity to share some thoughts on the value of a college education, how to afford it, and the creative ways people are saving thousands of dollars.

Head on over to for the full article, and let us know what other financial aid and college topics you’d like to know more about. [Read More]

When a friend recently sought advice about her daughter’s financial aid situation (she hadn’t been offered anything from her top choice college), I was surprised to hear that she didn’t fill out the FAFSA. She was under the impression that because the school required the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, that that was all she had to do. I thought to myself, doesn’t everyone know that they have to complete the FAFSA?

Apparently, confusion is common among college financial aid applicants who are asked to complete the more in-depth aid application administered by The College Board. According to The New York Times, a lawmaker is looking into some misleading PROFILE instructions/information given by colleges that require both forms. In those cases, people were made to think that the PROFILE was a requirement for Federal aid.

With so much misinformation out there, it’s time to set the record straight. Here’s what you need to know about the two major financial aid applications… [Read More]

Remember when you were a kid and brought home a good report card? Whether you earned $1 for every A, or a trip to the ice cream parlor, chances are you were rewarded in some way for a job well done. Wouldn’t it be great if college students could reap similar rewards in the form of cold hard cash?

One college thinks so… [Read More]

Financial Aid, The Musical? Yep!

The CollegeBound Network | October 23, 2013

I sort of love this, and since it’s “Wordless Wednesday,” I just had to post it… [Read More]

Uncle Sam Trying to Lower Student Loan Interest

Dawn Papandrea | July 25, 2013

Phase one is done: The Senate voted yesterday to decrease Federal Stafford student loan interest rates from 6.8 to 3.86, affecting anyone who took out a loan since July 1. Looks like students will catch a break after all!

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How to Escape Student Loan Debt

Robyn Tellefsen | July 11, 2013

More than 38 million Americans are saddled with over $1.1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt, reports the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and U.S. Department of Education. So it’s no surprise that today’s students will do anything to avoid being crushed by this mountain of debt. And when I say anything, I mean anything. [Read More]

impact of hurricane sandy on college admissions

The college admission process can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. You might feel like a stranger in a strange land, where the natives are speaking a language that’s unfamiliar and you have no idea how to get around.

Before you get too deep into the college process, learn the language to help you determine which type of college admission is just right for you. [Read More]

Early College Counseling Is Critical

Robyn Tellefsen | May 29, 2013

If you’re a typical high school freshman, you probably haven’t given your college counselor much thought or attention. But a new report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) suggests you rethink that relationship – particularly if your parents didn’t go to college.

The study, “Preparing Students for College: What High Schools Are Doing and How Their Actions Influence Ninth Graders’ College Attitudes, Aspirations and Plans,” reveals that early college counseling is critical to students’ college plans. [Read More]