Saving Money Articles

Calculating Cost of Attendance & Estimated Family Contribution for Financial Aid

By Justin Munio For StudentAdvisor.com As most parents and students are aware, if you need money to go to college then you deal with the financial aid department. These are the people that are in charge of awarding grants, scholarships, student loans, and work-study packages. Figuring out how the college determines who gets money and who doesn’t […]

StudentAdvisor’s Top Cyber Monday Deals

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff It’s Cyber Monday today, which means that most likely your inbox has been inundated with emails about online deals galore. Here at StudentAdvisor, we love a good discount as much as the next person. Whether you’re splurging on something you normally wouldn’t buy, or just stocking up on basics, Cyber […]

8 Ways to Save Money on College

By Stephanie Miceli StudentAdvisor.com Staff On Monday, November 14, StudentAdvisor Editor-in-Chief Dean Tsouvalas joined Kim Carrigan of Fox25 Morning News to speak about reducing college costs. Now that application deadlines are approaching, the next step  is figuring out how to finance your education. Here are some highlights from the show: 1.  Take the PSAT your […]

10 Financial Aid Forms You Can’t Afford to Forget

By Wendy David-Gaines For StudentAdvisor.com Colleges determine which financial aid applications they require to calculate financial aid awards. There are billions of dollars in financial aid available for college from federal and state governments, college institutional funds, and outside scholarships. Awards are based on applications and colleges determine which forms they require. Each college has its own […]

University of Charleston Slashes Tuition by 22% for Fall 2012

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff In a time when students, parents, and educators are reeling from year-to-year tuition increases, one college has dared to do things a bit differently. Yesterday the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va. announced that no undergraduate student would pay more than $19,500 for tuition next year; a 22% reduction off […]

Scholarship Saturdays: College Blogging Scholarship

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff Want to blog your way to $1000? Your Local Security is offering a blogging scholarship to the best blog post that tackles the following prompt: “As the nation approaches its 57th Presidential Election, we’re asking the future leaders of this country, students, to define the single most important political issue […]

College Costs: 3 Unintended Consequences of the Net Price Calculator

By Wendy David-Gaines For StudentAdvisor.com There are many ways to estimate college costs but the most accurate relies on realistic factors to make a successful college list. Good intentions can lead to unintended consequences and this is what is happening with the new Net Price Calculator (NPC) mandated by the federal government to be available on a college’s website […]

2011’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes for College Students

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff Every year, I try to come up with creative costume ideas, but every October 31, without fail, I can be found dusting off my cat ears, throwing on a black dress, and drawing on some whiskers. Most costumes aren’t quite as boring as mine, but I do typically see the […]

Dorm Room Ideas: When to Save & When to Splurge [VIDEO]

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff So you’ve unpacked your parents’ minivan and claimed the upper bunk, but something seems a bit “off” about this new dorm room now that you’ve just moved into. You and your roommates are struggling to figure out how you can make four cinderblock walls feel more cozy and less like […]

How to Save Money Traveling on a College Student Budget

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff I’ve had the travel bug for as long as I can remember. Even as a little girl, I dreamed about seeing the world – of backpacking through Europe, tangoing in Argentina, and riding elephants in India. The list of places I want to visit is much longer than the list […]

Can Out-of-State Students Save the University of California System?

By Purvi S. Mody For StudentAdvisor.com Over the last two years, California residents have been dealing with the consequences of a failing budget. One of the areas that has been hardest hit has been the University of California system, which can over the next year lose another half-billion in funding. As a result, the Board […]

8 Ways for the College-Bound to Deal With College Tuition Increases

By Sam Coren StudentAdvisor.com Staff Chances are if you’re reading this you’re one of the millions of people trying to figure out a way to deal with the rising cost of attending college. Even students who attend public colleges are feeling the burn as many states are under pressure to slash higher education spending to […]