Pay for College

Unigo Scholarship Alert: July

Just because school's out doesn’t mean the cash can’t come flowing in for college. Check out these June and July scholarships before they evaporate.

5 tips for winning scholarships

In the past, I have written several posts advising students on how to write a scholarship essay, debunking scholarship myths and how to know if a scholarship program is legitimate. Although these arti…

Are you FAFSA ready?

Getting ready to go to college next year? If so, the FAFSA (otherwise known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should be your new best friend. Why? This single form is your golden ticket…

5 FAFSA secrets for getting the most financial aid

Squeeze the most money out of the FAFSA with these five secrets.

What if the financial aid award letter is a big disappointment?

According to the FAFSA, our family contribution should’ve been $10. In reality, we were left with a $30,000 bill. Here’s how we coped with our financial aid award.

Just for parents: communicate about the costs of college

Whether you are the parent of a high school student or the parent of a student already enrolled in college, one of the most important conversations you can have about higher education is how you're go…

Food for thought

Did you purchase a meal plan at school this year? Bet you still had a few swipes left at the end of the semester. Instead of making lots of extra trips for snacks, ice cream and second helpings, why not find a better use for those unused credits? Students at several campuses in California have found a great way to feed the homeless with their leftover swipes!


How to survive on $20 a week

The show 'Extreme Couponing' has changed the way many people shop, including college students. With the cost of tuition, room and board, books and other fees, very little is left over to cover living expenses, especially for students on a tight budget. You could spend an entire semester eating Ramen noodles, but there's really no need. With a little planning and creativity, any student can find a way to survive on as little as $20 a week. Don't believe us? Check out these great tips to stretch your student dollars.