The Top 15 Most Affordable State Colleges for High-Performing Students

By Tim McFillin / November 22, 2023

Look Beyond Your State When I was in high school, my parents told my sister and me that we could go to any college we wanted…as long as it was…

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The New REPAYE Income-Driven Proposal Will Help All Families Manage Federal Undergraduate Loans

By Tim McFillin / February 27, 2023

The Major Changes to REPAYE The Biden administration and the Department of Education are proposing dramatic changes to the current REPAYE (Revised Pay as You Earn) repayment plan for federal…

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Navigating Your Undergraduate Student Loan Options Wisely

By Tim McFillin / March 8, 2022

As of March 2022, most Americans have returned to some semblance of a normal work-life–“normal” being the operative word here.  Most of us are working remotely, in a hybrid setting,…

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Consider Going Out of State for College

By Tim McFillin / January 31, 2022

This post was updated on January 31, 2022. It was originally published on August 14, 2019. In-State College Is Not Always Cheaper When I was in high school growing up…

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Is an Ivy League Education Worth the Cost?

By Tim McFillin / April 9, 2021

The Ivy League Dream: A Generational Holdover That Overlooks Disproportionate Cost I grew up in a family that valued higher education tremendously. My late grandfather was a Cornell graduate and…

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Conquering the Beast of Graduate Student Debt

By Tim McFillin / March 26, 2020

I do not think it is hyperbole to say that we are dealing with a student loan crisis in the United States. As of February 2020, there is over $1.6…

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This Smart Virginia Mom Got Her Son a $150,000 Scholarship

By Tim McFillin / August 22, 2019

How Did an Average Student Obtain Such a Massive Scholarship? In this audio interview, Tim McFillin of The College Funding Coach sits down with Tracy O’Grady, a military veteran and…

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