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Apply For Grants Or Free Money For College

Don’t miss out on getting the grants or free money you need to help pay for college. Apply for FAFSA and PHEAA today.

02/11/2014

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Report: 7 in 10 College Students Get Financial Aid

New data from the National Post Secondary Student Aid Study, shows 71% of undergraduates received some form of financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year, up from four years before.

09/18/2013

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College May Still Be Costly For Students On Aid

The article in The Chronicle of Higher Education shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.

05/27/2013

(A student's belongings are piled up for move-in day at Temple University.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 1: Back-to-School Scrimping

While the economy continues to sag, tuition costs continue to skyrocket, so an increasing number of students and parents are implementing cost-cutting strategies in order to keep up.

09/06/2012

(The DiCicco family: son Nick, daughter Michelle, mom Jill, and dad Lou.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 2: Living at Home, Commuting to School

The debt burden is causing many young college graduates, and even students, to return to the nest.

09/06/2012

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Part 3: Picking A Budget School

“More and more students are taking on more and more debt, leaving themselves very vulnerable, especially today when we know unemployment is still a problem for young people,” says one expert.

09/06/2012

(Laura and Tom LaFronz, seen here on the University of Pennsylvania campus, expect it will cost $700,000 to put their three kids through college.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Part 4: In All Quarters, Facing The Harsh Truth

The college cost crunch is cutting across all economic lines.

09/06/2012

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Mayor Nutter, DA Williams Join Anti-Romney Protest in West Philadelphia

As Gov. Romney spoke this morning inside the Bluford School at 58th and Media Streets (see related story), outside, about two dozen supporters of President Obama blasted Romney’s positions on education.

05/24/2012

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Who Are The Undergraduates?

In this economy, it’s not a surprise that the majority of college students attend community and four-year public colleges. But surprisingly, of those under 30, more than 35% attend part time.

11/21/2011

Paying For College

Philadelphia (CBS) – The United States ranks 14thin the world of those who have college degrees. Ask young people why they don’t plan on college and they’ll say they can’t afford it. For many it […]

11/09/2010