Affording College

Put that post-secondary education within financial reach. Find tips and advice for students and parents on affording college – from FAFSA to scholarships to other funding options – around metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and elsewhere in southeast Michigan.

Who’s Paying for College? Kids and Parents Disagree, Survey Says

A study found kids believe parents should pay for college, while parents think not. Get the details and local resources for planning for college costs.

Parents Giving up Custody of Kids to Get Them Financial Aid

Yep – it's another college admissions scandal, this time in Chicago. But rather than buying their kids' ways into Ivy Leagues, these parents are denying guardianship.
Student loan debt

The Perils of Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

For many college students, student loan debt is a hard reality that can linger for years. Here's how to plan for, and manage, paying for higher education.
Start saving for college

It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving for College

When should you start saving for college? While it's true that earlier is ideal, it's not always reality. Learn how to gain ground with an MET or MESP account.

6 Smart Ways to Make College More Affordable

Two representatives from Washtenaw Community College offer money-saving tips and advice for college-bound students and their parents.
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Getting Financial Aid for College with FAFSA

Learn the why students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, how to apply for FAFSA and why your role matters.