What is the Catch-22 of being UMC? This article gives CNN statistics and a summary of how to find schools that give free student grants to the UMC.
How much is a Harvard education these days? This article provides links to valuable UMC articles.
When is the best date to submit the FAFSA? The reality may be startling to some. A hint: it’s much earlier than you think! Read this extremely popular article to find out how to get the most FAFSA financial aid possible (no matter what income level).
Comedian, actor and speechwriter Ben Stein discusses why the UMC parent suffers when paying for college . . . but of course, in a hilarious, satirical way. We love this article, aimed right at our audience!
The New York Times blogger David Leonhardt leads a heated debated on whether the UMC has been hit hard by this recession or not. 20 other users chime in on this controversial subject. What do you think?
BusinessWeek writer Alison Damast discusses the plight of the UMC parent trying to afford college. Colleges are in a bind – they can’t offer more money for grants unless they raise more endowment money. Learn why more universities can’t be like Harvard or Yale.
This is a great throwback article that will really make you think and laugh about the cost of college tuition back in the day! Harvard was really only $4000 and people were complaining about it?!! We wish. This is an eye-opener on how much tuition has truly risen over the past 40 years.
Learn which forms parents should fill out to receive the best financial aid package possible. Everyone knows about the FAFSA, but what other forms are crucial to a student’s chances of receiving free college money?
Parents and students are often confused when looking at their financial award letter. What is the difference between “subsidized” or “unsubsidized” loans? Are grants the best financial option? Learn how to understand your award letter.
Can you negotiate a college financial aid package? The answer is yes. But how do you go about doing so? This article will instruct you on how to approach a financial aid officer and achieve the result you desire.
The financial aid officer (FAO) puts together the financial aid package for a student. Gain insight into the FAO’s thinking. What makes one student more valuable than another?
Which kinds of students do financial aid officers (FAO) favor when giving the best financial packages? Learn how FAOs decide who gets the most money.
What really matters when filling out the FAFSA? And what is the best way to increase your chances for more free college money? Learn what the Expected Family Contribution is and why it matters so much.
Is the American idea of the “upper middle class” just a fantasy? Is this fantasy contributing to our willingness to go into mortgage-size debt for college degrees? Learn what Michael Lind has to say about the upper middle class and college degrees.