Pay for College

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…

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 FAFSA secrets for getting the most financial aid

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

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 tips for winning scholarships

A few weeks ago, our recent scholarship winners shared their advice on how to win scholarships. Did you read it? It had several good tips, but we realized that there is so much more to know …

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.

How flashing saved me money in college

Although flashing someone in public may land you in hot water, there's another type of "flashing" that can bring BIG rewards! I'm talking about flashing your student I.D. card for discounts on food, entertainment, travel and more! That little piece of plastic holds the key to some pretty awesome student perks, but you have to know where to find them first. Check out this sampling of student discounts that might be available near your college campus.