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 to Determine College ROI
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How to Determine College ROI

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- December 21, 2019 0

The cost of college continues to rise, and a debate continues over how much is too much to spend on a college degree. The answer ... Read More

Everything You Need To Know About Merit Scholarships
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Everything You Need To Know About Merit Scholarships

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- December 9, 2019 0

Paying for college continues to be a challenge for many families who are looking for ways to make the most of their education dollars.  Some ... Read More

Is College Worth It?
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Is College Worth It?

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- October 10, 2019 0

Right now, there's a bit of a debate surrounding college. As college costs rise and student loan debt weighs on more graduates, some are starting ... Read More

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

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

Why Your EFC May Go Up This Year
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Why Your EFC May Go Up This Year

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- September 15, 2019 0

One of the big questions being asked right now in the Paying for College 101 Facebook Group is this: "Why is my EFC so high?" ... Read More

One Mom Shares 5 Ways to Save for College
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One Mom Shares 5 Ways to Save for College

Miranda Marquit Miranda Marquit- September 2, 2019 0

  We're always looking for ways to save for college. After all, the cost of college keeps going up. Over in our Paying For College ... 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

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