Thanks, Jonelle Marte, for your article on the February 13/14, 2010, in The Wall Street Journal Sunday. Marte has listed some oft-made mistakes you can make when applying for financial aid. Collegebasics thinks it’s important to repeat some of
Archive for February, 2010
Debt is very common today for college students, maybe just too common. 66% of students are now borrowing for college at an average college debt of $24,000. That compares to 58% of students borrowing in 1999, but at an average $13,000 rate of debt.
Budget cuts and large numbers of applicants are a formula that makes it very tough to get college acceptance. Interestingly, it is the public colleges and state universities where admission will be hardest in the next couple years. Most states ar
If you are applying for financial aid for the academic year 2010-11, you know the most important form you will fill out is the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid or the FAFSA form (Find this form at www.fafasa.com). You have to fill out th