Financial Aid

By: James Johnston, Ed.D. — June 20, 2022
A reasonable person would assume that the cost of an undergraduate education would be easy to calculate: take the published price of annual tuition, room and board, fees, books and miscellaneous travel, entertainment and so forth and multiply that amount times four years. Unfortunately, calculating the "True Cost" is more complicated. Learn how to plan, save, and pay for your students college education in Beyond Financial Aid.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 1, 2022
With the start of a new school year, SAGE Scholars is committed to helping families prepare for higher education. We have put together helpful guidelines and tips on filing your FAFSA form and completing your CSS Profile.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 1, 2022
Colleges have a “list price” of tuition. Don’t let this scare you away from considering a private college education. Not only is the “list price” unlikely to be the price that you actually pay. In fact, a private college may cost less than a state school.
By: SAGE Scholars — April 3, 2022
If you need financial aid to pay for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is your ticket to affordability. However, many myths continue to circulate that deter students from ever filling out FAFSA, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to lessen the financial commitment of a college education. In this article we dispel some of the most common myths about FAFSA.
By: SAGE Scholars — March 2, 2022
To know how to best pay for a college education, families need to know three numbers: The total annual Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and the Expected Family Contribution. In this article you can learn how to calculate these numbers and plan for the future.
By: SAGE Scholars — March 1, 2022
Don’t let the list price of tuition scare you away from considering a private college education—it may actually end up costing less than a state school. 64% of students at a private college graduate in 4 years vs. 37% at public universities, saving a lot of time and money.
By: SAGE Scholars — February 2, 2022
In this three-part series, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of FAFSA. Among the most important steps for a prospective college student in their college planning, FAFSA determines how much financial aid a student qualifies for. In the first installment of our FAFSA series, we’ll provide tips and tricks for filling out the application while also answering frequently asked questions like what is the FAFSA? Why is it so important?
By: SAGE Scholars — January 1, 2022
As you search for your perfect college, keep in mind that sticker price is not where you should begin. After all, the least expensive education today may wind up costing you in future opportunities. Here are some tips to help pay for the cost of education at the school of your choice.
By: SAGE Scholars — January 1, 2022
What’s the formula for hitting the jackpot when it comes to merit aid?
By: SAGE Scholars — October 15, 2021
In this Ten Minute Professor we break down what Merit Aid is and how it is used to attract the best applicants.