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Top 30 Colleges With the Best Merit Scholarships

Debbie Schwartz

Debbie Schwartz is a former financial services executive and founder of Road2College and the Paying For College 101 Facebook group. With an expertise in personal finance, analysis, and marketing, she's working to give families the information and tools they need to make smarter financial college decisions.

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Top 30 Colleges With the Best Merit Scholarships

Top 30 Colleges With the Best Merit Scholarships

May 23, 2024

If you’re a family that won’t qualify for need-based aid, it’s time to start looking for colleges with the best…

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates 2024 – 2025

Federal Student Loan Interest Rates 2024 – 2025

May 9, 2024

The interest rates for federal student loans for the academic year 2024-25 have seen a significant increase of over one…

How to Use a 529 Plan Strategically

How to Use a 529 Plan Strategically

May 9, 2024

Saving money in a 529 plan for college expenses puts you ahead of the game. However, you need to know…

Colleges Offering Merit Aid to 95%+ of Students Without Need

Colleges Offering Merit Aid to 95%+ of Students Without Need

March 13, 2024

If you’re a family that won’t qualify for need-based aid, it’s time to start looking for merit scholarships. What Are…

Understanding the Student Aid Index (SAI): The New Key to Financial Aid

Understanding the Student Aid Index (SAI): The New Key to Financial Aid

March 12, 2024

The world of college financial aid is changing rapidly. This is your guide to a key component: the Student Aid…

Parent Plus Student Loan Guide: How They Work, How to Get Them

Parent Plus Student Loan Guide: How They Work, How to Get Them

February 9, 2024

Nearly 4 million U.S. parents have $111 billion in Parent PLUS loans to help their kids pay for college. That…

2024-25 FAFSA Guide: How to Fill Out the New FAFSA

2024-25 FAFSA Guide: How to Fill Out the New FAFSA

December 2, 2023

This fully updated 2024-25 FAFSA guide provides the essential information you need to fill out the FAFSA form and successfully…

Be Prepared for These 10 Key FAFSA Changes When You Fill Out Your Form

Be Prepared for These 10 Key FAFSA Changes When You Fill Out Your Form

November 27, 2023

After delays and confusion, a significant change in the college financial aid landscape has arrived with the overhaul of The…