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Category: Financial Aid

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Financial Aid 101: What We Wish We Knew about Paying for College When We Were 17

Figuring out how to pay for college can be overwhelming (to say the least). But it doesn’t have to be. We’ve got the benefit of hindsight (something all of the older people in your life tell you, we know), but TRUST US: learn from our mistakes. If we were in your shoes right now, we’d go about this whole financing-the-most-important-part-of-your-life…

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4 Ways to Hack Your College Tuition

We’re not going to lie to you and act like college is cheap, but there is more to the story than a lot of people think. First of all, Saint Rose awards 98 percent of undergraduate students financial aid. In other words, we go out of our way to make sure your investment is smart and affordable. Still, most people…

This Is Why You Can Afford Private College (in GIFS)

There are so many wonderful parts of the college-selection process. Visiting campus is exciting, picking out decorations for your dorm room is fun, meeting a whole bunch of new people is awesome, and paying for college can be … intimidating. But here’s the thing. There are so many grants, scholarships, and other forms of financial aid out there to help…

ETA Announcement

Are you eligible for the NYS Enhanced Tuition Award?

Good news – for the second year, The College of Saint Rose has opted in to New York State’s Enhanced Tuition Awards program, which provides up to $6,000 in tuition assistance annually to eligible in-state students who are selected for the award. For the 2017-2018 academic year, 217 Saint Rose students received $691,764 in ETA funding to date with Saint…

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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Fill Out the FAFSA 

Ugh, FAFSA. Acronyms. It wouldn’t surprise us if even the FAFSA people didn’t know what it stands for. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Thanks, Google.) Do you seriously have to fill out this thing? Here are three reasons not to: 1. Setting fire to money keeps you warm at night.  You can’t beat a good, hot money fire. And…