Categories: Financial Aid

ForumWatch: Comparing MBA Financial Aid

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on February 10

Even though business school applicants must consider many factors when deciding which MBA program to attend, they sometimes have no choice but to consider practical matters, such as money, first....

Temple Offers EMBA Tuition Discount to Companies

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 24

In a volatile economy, standing out from the pack is increasingly important for executive MBA programs, which can easily cost more than $100,000. Temple University in Philadelphia is trying to...

ForumWatch: Can You Negotiate Financial Aid?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on August 12

With all the turmoil in the economy lately, prospective MBA students and those already enrolled in business school have more questions than ever about financial aid. Recently, anonyad asked participants...

Free Courses from Top Business Schools

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on July 14

How much is the cheapest MBA from the top-10 business school cost? How about free? Hundreds of schools - the top business schools included - have put lectures, seminars and...

College: Less Expensive Than You Think?

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on June 23

This is one of those good news-bad news blog posts. The bad news first: for the third consecutive year, tuition at private, nonprofit colleges and universities is up by more...

Clinton Tackles College Affordability

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 01

I took part in a conference call yesterday with President Bill Clinton, who was promoting the upcoming meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, a program he founded in 2007...

Notre Dame Receives $10 million Gift for Fellowships

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 10

On Friday, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business announced a $10 million gift from Kenneth R. Meyer to fund annual fellowships for MBA students. The gift will...

Private College Tuition Continues Upward Climb

Posted by: Alison Damast on June 29

Students and families will get little relief from rising college costs this fall, with tuition and fees slated to increase an average of 4.5 percent at private nonprofit colleges and...

Most Colleges Plan to Maintain No-Loan Pledges

Posted by: Alison Damast on April 20

When Dartmouth College and Williams College announced plans a few months back that they’d be scaling back their "no-loan" financial aid pledges, many students and parents feared that other schools...

A New Fee Waiver Program for GMAT Test-Takers

Posted by: Alison Damast on March 16

The cost of taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) exam can be prohibitively expensive for some B-school candidates, especially those unable to scrounge up the hefty $250 registration fee....

Deutsche Bank and ITT Team Up for New Loan Program

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 25

Deutsche Bank is making significant inroads in the private student loan market, continuing to fill a void that was left by the hasty departure of many private lenders in the...

The YouTube Scholarship

Posted by: Alison Damast on December 02

Applying for a business school scholarship all of a sudden got a lot easier for tech-savvy students looking to flex their creativity. Students can now use YouTube to apply for...

Tuition Hike at Private Colleges is the Lowest in Years

Posted by: Alison Damast on July 08

With an eye towards the pinched finances of many families, private colleges and universities are trying to make the cost of college as affordable as possible this year. Tuition will...

MBA Loan Crisis Eases

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on April 15

By Anne VanderMey Good news this week for international MBAs venturing stateside. Today and yesterday two top schools, the University of Chicago and Harvard University , announced new loan options...

Scholarship Opportunity for MBA Candidates

Posted by: Francesca Di Meglio on March 10

Money is tight for everyone – perhaps, especially aspiring MBAs, who are about to take on student loans and pay exorbitant amounts of tuition and living expenses all while forgoing...

New Loan Program for International Students

Posted by: Alison Damast on February 11

International business school applicants fretting about how they are going to pay for business school can finally rest easy. BusinessWeek has learned that a leading international bank, which did not...

Loan Situation Looks Rosier for Duke's International Applicants

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 30

I wrote a story last week about the crisis facing international applicants looking for no cosigner loans for B-School. At the time, the situation was looking grim for international students...

Good New for Students Who Use Pell Grants

Posted by: Alison Damast on January 15

The economic stimulus bill unveiled today by House Democrats includes some encouraging news for students seeking more financial aid for college. There will be $15.6 billion allotted towards increasing the...

Chicago Announces Emerging Economies Scholarships

Posted by: Phil Mintz on December 02

By Alysa Teichman The University of Chicago Booth School of Business will begin offering four full-tuition scholarships each year to incoming students from Africa, South Asia, and other countries with...

Indiana's Kelley School Gets Gift for Minority Scholarships

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on November 12

By Dan Macsai A $15 million gift to Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business by alum William R. Fry will spawn a new scholarship program for underrepresented minorities, the school...

Simon School Starts Scholarship Program for Applicants Impacted by the Financial Crisis

Posted by: Alison Damast on October 08

The University of Rochester's Simon Graduate School of Business is stepping up to help business school applicants who have lost their jobs because of the financial crisis. The school announced...

Financial Aid and the Credit Crunch

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 06

By Alysa Teichman What does the bailout mean for financing your education? The answer is still unclear, but Mark Kantrowitz , the author of “FastWeb College Gold, the Step-by-Step Guide...

Chicago bails out international students seeking loans

Posted by: Alison Damast on August 18

Here’s a bit of good news for international students attending the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business this fall. The school announced today a guaranteed loan program for international...

Chicago Ends Loan Program

Posted by: Phil Mintz on July 03

If you're borrowing money to pay for Chicago GSB, heads up. The Chicago Tribune reports that the school is dropping out of the school-as-lender program, whereby colleges and universities make...

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