What is a financial aid appeal?
If you receive a financial aid offer that does not cover your cost of tuition, you may be eligible to file a financial aid appeal for an improved award. However, adjusting your financial aid is a complicated process based on the validity and severity of your need. Read more...
Despite all the written material generated about the college admissions process, the truth is that the reasons one student gets into a college and another student does remain a mystery to most. Several years ago, I sat on a high school committee tasked with changing the way student GPA was reported on our students' college transcripts and I found out first-hand what many parents believe to be the truth about the college admissions process.
Read more to see three common misconceptions that can put your student at a disadvantage...
To celebrate the launch of ScholarshipAdvisor, our free scholarship search site and app, we are giving away $10,000 in scholarships and daily prizes during our Scholarship Share-a-thon Sweepstakes.
As a StudentAdvisor.com user, you are already registered and eligible to use the ScholarshipAdvisor products.
We hope that ScholarshipAdvisor and the Scholarship Share-a-thon Sweepstakes helps makes paying for college a little easier.
It's that time again – the weather is nicer, the finals have begun, and graduation is here...for better or worse. If you’re a college student, most likely you’re dividing your time between last-minute study sessions, last-hurrah all-nighters with roommates and friends, and all the conflicting emotions that come with the end of senior year (A sigh of relief? Crying over a pint of Ben & Jerry’s? Shouting and dancing across campus? Severe denial? Actually, I went through them all).
However you’re feeling about the end of your college career, one thing doesn’t change: the graduation ceremony. Students across the nation will sit in a sea of caps and gowns (Is there another way to portray this scene?) and listen as their commencement speaker imparts some words of wisdom, advice, and hopefully humor to inspire and motivate you as a college graduate. Whether your commencement speaker is a celebrity, a CEO, or the President of the United States, soak up the experience as a chance to learn from the successes (and failures) of those who have been there before you, and take their words to heart.
Click below for some of our most anticipated college commencement speakers for the Class of 2013. Congratulations graduates!
We're so excited to have made the top 20!
Searching for scholarships has never been easier.
In January, StudentAdvisor released ScholarshipAdvisor, a free scholarship search application for iPhone and iPad. Thanks to the support of our users, ScholarshipAdvisor has become a Top 20 education app and has helped thousands of students find the money they need for college.
This week, we have also launched the web version of ScholarshipAdvisor, which can be accessed on any web-enabled device. On both the ScholarshipAdvisor website and mobile application, users can search, browse, save and share scholarship listings. All scholarship listings are available free when a user creates an account on StudentAdvisor.com.
To make ScholarshipAdvisor an even better app, we need your feedback. Please consider writing us a review on the App store, or contacting us directly about how we can make the scholarship search experience better for you.
Dan Green, an associate vice president for enrollment at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., gives students valuable insights into choosing the right college...
They’re the “name-brand schools,” the top colleges you’ve heard about all your life. You are told their degrees confer all sorts of advantages and that merely gaining admittance to a top ranking college is an achievement.
However, are the “name-brand” schools with top rankings the right choice for you?
College is expensive and students getting scholarships to lessen the burden of financial aid is every parent's dream. Students generally apply to anywhere between five and ten colleges, and the final choice of which college they will attend often comes down to the financial aid package a college offers.
Today, StudentAdvisor.com launches the web version of our popular iPhone and iPad application, ScholarshipAdvisor. ScholarshipAdvisor, an extension of StudentAdvisor, is part of our commitment to help students make the most out of their time and money spent in college.
ScholarshipAdvisor allows you to search for scholarships, bookmark those of interest to you, and keep on top of scholarship deadlines. The StudentAdvisor editorial team also regularly creates custom scholarship lists tailored to different kinds of students.
We want to invite the StudentAdvisor audience to test out ScholarshipAdvisor, and please let us know how we can improve the product. Please send any concerns, questions or suggestions to email@example.com.
If you manage a scholarship and want it featured on our site or app, please submit it at bit.ly/submitscholarship.
What I took for granted
I recently spent a day up at my alma mater (UNH – go Wildcats!) to help out a student organization. Maybe it was the sunshine, maybe it was the overwhelming nostalgia, but I couldn’t help walking around with a smile, looking at the campus – my home for four years – and realizing just how much I missed it.
By the time college graduation rolled around, I was so ready to get out of there and just be done with school. But after living at home for a year like many of my peers, I’ve come to terms with just how amazing college life really was, and the things I took for granted while I was there. So seniors, when the temps get higher and your motivation gets lower, take a minute to appreciate the random parts of college life that you won’t get back once you leave.
When I graduated college, I quickly realized that even though I was trying to break into a struggling job market, there were jobs out there that I didn't even know existed! My friends and I would talk about the crazy, cool new careers we were seeing – you can get paid to be on Twitter all day? Who knew! Not only are these new occupations cool and interesting, they are some of the highest paying jobs out there.
While the economy isn't exactly booming, and jobs are still difficult to come by, it really is an exciting time to be starting out and pursuing a career. Advancements in technology and society are creating some awesome new career paths for recent college graduates to explore. Here are 10 top jobs for 2013.