Author: Miranda Marquit

Miranda MarquitMiranda Marquit has been covering personal finance for more than 10 years, including aspects of college planning and student loans. She is a recognized money expert and has contributed to numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Marketwatch, NPR, USA Today, Investopedia, and U.S. News & World Report. She lives in Idaho with her teenage son — who she’s just starting to guide through the college selection and admissions process.

How Do You Negotiate College Tuition? 5 Tips to Getting a Better Deal from Your College
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How Do You Negotiate College Tuition? 5 Tips to Getting a Better Deal from Your College

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- October 1, 2019 0

You don't walk into a car dealership and expect to pay sticker price. It's assumed you'll haggle and ask for incentives to bring the price ... Read More

What You Need to Know About Applying for Early Decision vs. Early Action
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What You Need to Know About Applying for Early Decision vs. Early Action

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- September 27, 2019 0

Some colleges offer students the chance to apply for an early decision. On one hand, early decision can be a great way to nail down ... Read More

What is the Common App FERPA Waiver?
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What is the Common App FERPA Waiver?

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- June 15, 2019 0

While filling out college applications — especially if the school uses the Common Application — you're likely to come across a question asking you to ... Read More

10 Questions to Ask Financial Aid Officers
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10 Questions to Ask Financial Aid Officers

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- June 14, 2019 0

As you prepare to apply for college, or even as you go on college visits, it can help to get an idea of what to ... Read More

What is FAFSA and How Does It Work?
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What is FAFSA and How Does It Work?

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- May 12, 2019 0

One of the most important documents students fill out when going to college is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Understanding the FAFSA ... Read More

Citizens Bank One Student Loan Review
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Citizens Bank One Student Loan Review

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- April 28, 2019 0

Because college is becoming so much more expensive, it's a reality that you'll probably have to borrow at least some of the cost related to ... Read More

15 Best-Paying Part-Time Jobs for High School Students
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15 Best-Paying Part-Time Jobs for High School Students

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- April 23, 2019 0

Getting a part-time job as a high school student can be a smart move. Not only can it help you look good as you complete ... Read More

Paying Tuition With A Credit Card – Is It Possible?
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Paying Tuition With A Credit Card – Is It Possible?

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- March 6, 2019 0

But should you pay for college with a credit card? We'll take a look at how to use a credit card to pay for college ... Read More

Explaining $80K in Student Loan Debt To A 17-Year-Old
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Explaining $80K in Student Loan Debt To A 17-Year-Old

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- February 7, 2019 0

As teenagers, we feel like the future is open to us. The idea of going into debt isn't scary because the repayment comes years later ... Read More

College Tax Guide (2018): What You Need to Know about Scholarships, Tuition, and Loans
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College Tax Guide (2018): What You Need to Know about Scholarships, Tuition, and Loans

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- January 7, 2019 0

With tax season underway, understanding what college expenses are tax-deductible for parents — or students — is a big part of long-term planning. From scholarships ... Read More