Financial Aid Archive

Is College a Good Investment? Despite costs, career education makes financial sense

With soaring college costs, some wonder if higher education is worth the time and expense. When the Pew Research Center surveyed Americans about their views on college, 5 percent said the higher education system provides excellent value,

Get the most for your money at midland college

Midland College is the path to a quality, affordable education and a brighter future. We offer you the opportunity to earn an associate degree and enter the workforce or transition to a bachelor’s degree program at the

What’s the Difference?

A glossary of financial aid terms: • GRANTS are gifts that do not need to be paid back. Grant decisions are based on family income, household size, reported assets, and the number of children in college. The

Make Friends With FAFSA You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to fill out a FAFSA application as part of applying to

Facts & Finds

Half of “Best Jobs” Require Fewer Than Four Years of College USNews updated its Best Jobs for 2013 and the number one job is….dentist! Okay, for that one you’re going to need an advanced degree. But if you

College at Any Age

Changing careers in today’s economy often means going back to college to learn new skills. Community colleges are usually the first place to which career changers turn, and not just because they’re a good value. College for