Census 2020: Billions of Dollars At-Risk for LowcountryApr 17, 2020
Funding for everything that flows from the federal government down to states and local communities is based on census numbers. If the federal government only counts half of all South Carolinians, it will apportion funding based on half our actual population.
Saving Money on TextbooksAug 14, 2019
In 38 years, textbook prices skyrocketed three times the rate of inflation. For years, students were a captive audience for booksellers. The College Board estimates that the average student will spend more than $1,200 on textbooks this years.
Student Loan Series: Part 3Dec 3, 2018
Photo by Jon Elswick—AP via TIME Magazine At the rate she is going, Taylor Bauer thought she would literally never pay off her student loans. A former teacher in the Berkeley County School District who is now teaching in Mexico City, Bauer has been making income-based payments for five years. The federal student loan program offers…
Student Loan Series: Part 2Nov 15, 2018
Photo by Rawpixel via Unsplash Just as new graduates are beginning to pay back their federal student loans, prospective undergrad and graduate students are eligible to fill out the financial aid paperwork for next academic year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be submitted as early as October 1 for the…
Student Loans Series: Part 1Nov 12, 2018
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay The greatest test of a student’s college career is upon us: it’s time for May 2018 graduates to begin repaying student loans. The average college graduate leaves school owing roughly $42,000, in payments of $350/month for ten years. The problem, say financial aid officers, is that many students are uninformed…