"HOW TO GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE!" Mark Kantrowitz, Noted Financial Aid Expert, and Founder of FinAid.org & Fastweb.com Shares His Invaluable Expertise (Part 2 of 2) by Regina Jingles
In Part 2 of our interview (see April 2013 archives for Part 1), Mark Kantrowitz discusses the challenges facing African-American students when it comes to receiving scholarship offers as well as an in-depth analysis on how to properly evaluate the "true costs" of attending a college based on one's career choices.
"HOW TO GET MONEY FOR COLLEGE!" Mark Kantrowitz, Noted Financial Aid Expert, and Founder of FinAid.org & Fastweb.com Shares His Invaluable Expertise (Part 1 of 2) by Regina Jingles
Given today's economy, the ability to afford a college education has become more and more burdensome with student loan debt surpassing that of consumer credit card debt. The typical student loan debt is approximately $27K though some students carry a debt load in the six figures. What's worse, student loan debt is the kind of debt that can NOT be discharged in bankruptcy. Now, more than ever, families will have to take a long hard look at the cost of a college education and decide if it's worth it.
With his busy schedule as a best-selling author, NY Times contributor, Founder/Publisher of the popular FinAid.org and Fastweb.com websites, noted financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz graciously took time out to provide some key insights for parents.