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What is Financial Aid? Pt. IV: Grants

Hello, and welcome to the fourth and final installment of our “What is Financial Aid?” series! Today we’ll be discussing the specific types of grants available to students, with an emphasis on those available to those of y’all who will be attending … Continue reading

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What is Financial Aid? Pt. III: Paying Off Loans

Hello, and welcome to the third installment of our “What is Financial Aid?” series! Today we’ll be talking about paying off student loans, or more specifically, how you can’t get around paying off these loans. Do I have to pay … Continue reading

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What is Financial Aid? Pt. II: Loans

Today we’ll be talking about what will undoubtedly be your favorite part of college – student loans! Specifically, we’ll be talking about the different federal loans that you might qualify for. Why would I take out a federal loan? Apart from … Continue reading

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What is Financial Aid? Pt. I: Scholarships vs. Grants vs. Loans

With the Common Application’s deadline behind us and ApplyTexas’ shortly ahead, you might be thinking that the college admissions process is over and that now it’s just a waiting game. This is true to a certain extent, but there is one more … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part III – Direct PLUS loan

So far we have discussed two different types of financial aid: Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. For students attending local city or state universities these two types of aid might actually cover the bulk of your financial needs. However, students who intend on going to … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Part II – Stafford Loans

College Compass is happy to present the second installment of our “Paying for College” series: Stafford loans. Last time, we focused our discussion on Pell Grants, a highly sought-after kind of financial aid reserved only for those students who need … Continue reading

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Pay for College – Pell Grants

A lagging job market and the increasing cost of a higher education have made it more difficult for undergraduate students to pay for college; for many, financial aid is now a necessary and unfortunate aspect of the college experience. While … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Brown University

What do Emma Watson, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl have in common? They have all attended Brown University, the most liberal university in the Ivy League. Although small in area (only 143 acres), … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Rice University

The founding of Rice played out like a game of Clue: Massachusetts billionaire William Marsh Rice was murdered in his bedroom, poisoned with chloroform administered by his personal valet who was in cahoots with Rice’s personal lawyer. But one crime … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Trinity University

Trinity University offers the option of a close-knit small liberal arts college right in Texas. With an endowment of $975 million, Trinity has tremendous amounts of money for such a small school. To put it in perspective, Trinity’s student population … Continue reading

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