What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

By now, you’ve likely heard a lot about the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students in college (or enrolling in college) are strongly encouraged to fill out a FAFSA each school year, as the form determines eligibility for financial aid, such as grants and student loans. However, you may not have heard about the different types of loans that are made available through the FAFSA. Two of the most popular types of loans you may be offered through the U.S. Department of Education are subsidized and unsubsidized loans. But which one do you want or qualify for? Here are some of the major differences betwe ... Read More About What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Molly earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Case Western Reserve University. She lives in North Jersey and specializes in algebra tutoring, psychology tutoring, statistics tutoring, and several other subjects. See what she had to say about her experience at Case Western Reserve University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options at Case Western Reserve University. Molly: Case's campus is the best of both worlds: it was definitely a unique and defined campus setting, but we had restaurants a ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Case Western Reserve University?

Senior Year College Resolutions

Senior Year College Resolutions

You’ve finally made it to senior year. You’re older, you no longer have to carry a map of campus, and you’re starting to get wise to those myths about the last year of college. As a senior, you have college all figured out. However, it is never too late to make a few improvements or to prepare for the next stage—the real world. Let your year of “lasts” be your year of “bests” with these four senior year college resolutions. 1. Finish college stronger than you started Senioritis can drain your motivation and shift your focus, but you know better than to let it take control of your last year of c ... Read More About Senior Year College Resolutions

How to Prevent Procrastination

How to Prevent Procrastination

Procrastination—it happens to the best of us. Even though the deadline for an upcoming project, test, or assignment is looming, you still find yourself watching Friends reruns on Netflix or scrolling through Twitter. Once the deadline arrives, you’ve scrambled to turn something in on time. Why didn’t you just start sooner?Don't let procrastination take over your life. There are small steps you can take to prevent this pesky habit and get your work back on track. Find a study space You may procrastinate because you don’t have a clean, quiet space dedicated to studying. You aren't going to be very productive if you're l ... Read More About How to Prevent Procrastination

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause

Varsity Tutors brings you insider tips and advice straight from nationally recognized admissions experts. Shelley Krause works as a college counselor at Rutgers Preparatory School, New Jersey’s first independent school. Shelley, a graduate of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, came to Rutgers after serving in the undergraduate admissions office at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the lead curator of the College Lists Wiki. How far ahead of time should a student begin working on his or her college application? Shelley: Once a student has made the decision to apply to a particular school, it makes sense to st ... Read More About Ask an Admissions Expert: Shelley Krause