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6/24/2013 at 9:45am

The Astute Consumer

A smart consumer will first investigate an institution's admissions and financial aid policies. A good admissions counselor representing the school should know the answers to several questions.

  •   Is it "need-blind" and does it meet the full financial need of its students?

  •   How is the student's receipt of outside scholarships treated for those students receiving student aid?

6/11/2013 at 9:38am

Shakespeare once wrote "neither a borrower nor a lender be." This is no doubt sound advice in any age but in today's world, some modest level of financing should not always necessarily be viewed negatively. Nonetheless, borrowing should only be undertaken after all other sources have been considered...and only to the extent absolutely needed. Government loans are typically going to offer the best provisions.

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