Articles and Links on Paying for College


Advice for Families

The Big Pause You Should Take Before Co-Signing a Student Loan
New York Times, August 12, 2016

Parents Say Kids Should Pay for College
Boston Globe, May 10, 2016

Good Sense to Save for College
New York Times, October 24, 2015

Comparing College Costs the Easy Way
New York Times, November 21, 2014

A College Financial Aid Guide for Families Who Have Saved Nothing
New York Times, October 17, 2014

Will Home Equity Hurt Financial Aid Chances?
The College Solution, August 7, 2014

How the Government Exaggerates the Cost of College
New York Times, July 29, 2014

College Costs Top Inflation, Even with Financial Aid
Boston Globe, June 22, 2014

College on the House
New York Times, November 29, 2013

College Costs Stable Over Decade
New York Times, October 24, 2013

How Not To Blow It With Financial Aid
Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2012

Low Income Students

Yale College Students Benefit from Enhancements to Financial Aid
Yale News, October 28, 2016

University of Chicago Tries to Catch Up on Economic Diversity
New York Times, October 1, 2014

University of Chicago Improves Access for Lower Income Students
New York Times, October 1, 2014

Misunderstood Tuition: An Elite-College Case Study
New York Times, August 5, 2014

As Prices Rise, Colleges Are Offering Students Steeper Discounts, Again
Inside Higher Ed, July 2, 2014

Financial Aid

To Trim The Tuition Bill, Haggle (or Hire a Haggler)
New York Times, April 15, 2017

Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System
New York Times, March 17, 2017

At Last, a Little Breathing Room in the Financial Aid Gantlet
New York Times, September 16, 2016

Earlier Date for Filing FAFSA Form for College Aid
New York Times, August 10, 2016

Early FAFSA Timeline May Not Speed Up College Aid
Education Week, June 16, 2016

Let's Make Financial Aid Easier
Boston Globe, March 25, 2016

New Rules to Eliminate Frustrating Financial Aid Problem
New York Times, December 26, 2015

Financial Aid Is About to Get Easier
New York Times, September 29, 2015

How to Appeal Financial Aid Offers
New York Times, April 25, 2015

What You Don't Know About Financial Aid (but Should)
New York Times, April 9, 2014

Appealing to a College for More Financial Aid
New York Times, April 4, 2014

Student Debt

Rates on Federal Student Loans Are Falling
New York Times, June 24, 2016

Sallie Mae Now Offers Education Loans to Parents
New York Times, April 29, 2016

A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt
New York Times, January 24, 2015

CFPB Report Finds Distressed Private Student Loan Borrowers Driven into Default
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, October 16, 2014

The Ripple Effects of Rising Student Debt
New York Times, May 24, 2014

A Beginner's Guide to Repaying Student Loans
New York Times, May 16, 2014

The Hefty Yolk of Student Loan Debt
New York Times, February 20, 2014

Student Debt Debacles
New York Times, October 24, 2012

Answering Questions on Student Loans and the Murky Future
New York Times, September 14, 2012

College Bound? Private Loans Should Be Last Resort
Boston Globe, June 6, 2012

Merit Scholarships

Colleges Grapple with Merit-Based Aid
Boston Globe, May 28, 2013

Help for the Not So Needy - Merit Scholarships
New York Times, July 17, 2012