Expecting the unexpected, ever since my five o’clock shadow started popping up at four, has led me to a richer life managing other people’s money. Three years after completing a communications degree, and a single Statistics class, I defied the odds, and became a financial aid adviser who does math. I might still be at college, but my job has motivated to learn, and report, about developments in higher education from a Millennial’s perspective.


Calculate The Real Cost Of College Debt, Today

A recent mandate issued by the federal Department of Education gives families a tool that teases out the fine print from their financial aid packages – the net price calculator.


Disowned Gay Scholars Need Financial Aid Dollars

LGBT students who don’t have parental support are at risk of not receiving financial aid for college. The Dept. of Education makes it difficult to be honest about a bad home situation when looking for federal money and help.