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August 9, 2018

Tuition

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February 15, 2018

How to Save on Out-of-State Tuition

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA Public colleges and universities in the United States operate on budgets that are partially provided by their respective state’s legislature. Since state taxpayers are already contributing to these colleges and universities, students who are state residents pay a lower tuition rate than students attending from out-of-state. Private colleges do not operate

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August 25, 2017

Tuition

August 24, 2017

Tuition

Tuition is money you pay to an institution for the instruction you receive. Factors that can influence your tuition costs include: residency (resident vs. non-resident), the type of college or university (public vs. private institutions), and your area of study (your major). Read more about how these factor in to your tuition costs in the

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October 31, 2018

How to Create a Budget

1. Know your take-home pay.   The first step to creating a budget is knowing how much money you have available. Be sure to build your budget around your take-home pay (the amount of money in your pocket after deductions for things like taxes, retirement contributions, or health insurance).     2. Choose a timeframe

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August 9, 2018

Factors of Cost of Attendance

There are many factors to consider while you are deciding which college to attend. One of those factors is Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA helps your college determine your financial need and is divided into several categories:         Each college will have a different cost of attendance. As an example, let’s

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March 1, 2018

“Major” College Costs: What You Study Affects What You Pay

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA   When it comes to paying for higher education, every college student faces a few standard costs – mainly tuition, fees, and books. You could also need specific equipment for your major that can add to the final price of your degree or certificate. It’s best to know about these requirements

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December 20, 2017

College Students: Read This Before Filing Your Taxes

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Filling Taxes? Here’s How College, Jobs, Marriage or the Birth of a Child Changes Things.   When it comes to filing your taxes, it’s important to be aware of different tax credits you can receive. A new milestone in life is exciting! Congratulations on your new adventure. From going to college,

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My Private Student Loan Application Was Denied, Why? Oh, And Now What?

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA     If you were recently denied on a private student loan application, don’t be discouraged! You still have options. Rejection is hard for anyone – and it happens to everyone. First we’ll discuss the common reasons for a private student loan app being denied and then we’ll get into what

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4 Ways To Save On College Costs

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Money plays a huge role when you’re in college. There are a lot of ways you can save money that you probably haven’t though of. You can borrow less money if you make smart cost cutting decisions. Here are 4 ways to save on college expenses.   1. Buy used text books When I

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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list?     Luckily, at many universities and colleges, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare financial aid offers. Breaking down this report,

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Scholarships Part 1: Pay for College With Free Money

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA   Paying for college can be a bumpy road for some people. If you’re lucky and paying for college is not a big deal, you still like free money (scholarships), right?   Gifts  Scholarships are gifts you receive to pay for college for who you are, what you do, what you think,

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Strategies: Saving For College

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you remember how long it took to fill your piggybank when you were a kid? Then you may know by now that saving for college is something you can’t do overnight. More Americans are saving money for higher education than before because they know saving for college is a long-term commitment. According to College

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December 19, 2017

FAFSA Verification 101

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA What is verification? When you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you provide personal and financial information that is used to calculate what is called your “Expected Family Contribution” or EFC. Your EFC helps determine the types and amount of Federal Student Aid (grants, federal work-study,

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you gain valuable real-world skills and feel invested in your

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Limiting College Debt By Saving On Books

By Steve Rogers, UHEAA Student loans can be a very important resource for students going to college. Many would not be able to complete their education without access to these funds. However, student loans can also be a source of worry for many students. It is important to understand how and when you should borrow

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December 18, 2017

This Holiday, Give Yourself the Gift of Scholarship Money!

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA The school year is nearly half over! If you’re getting anxious about college costs, you could ask Santa for tuition money…or you can give yourself the gift of scholarship money! Many of you will soon be on your holiday break from school. You should definitely have fun and relax – you’ve

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October 4, 2017

Glossary

    Adversary Proceeding You may file suit against one or more of your creditors to determine whether or not a debt, such as a student loan, is eligible to be discharged. An adversary proceeding can be filed in conjunction with a bankruptcy filing.   Amortization Paying off debt on a consistent repayment schedule through

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August 24, 2017

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes expenses associated with obtaining your degree or certificate. These costs could include things like tuition, housing and food, transportation, books, fees (which help pay for things like facilities and amenities on campus) and other supplies needed in your area of study.