Financial Aid

The New Economy

The New Economy

The great recession of 2008 pulled the largest control-alt-delete in this nation’s history outside of the depression.  The aftermath has left everyone scarred but smarter.  Interestingly, the recession had a positive impact on financing an MBA education.  On this tenth anniversary year of the big meltdown, let’s take a look at how you can leverage the post-recession economy to benefit your graduate education.

5 Tips for Negotiating Your MBA Admissions Offer

5 Tips for Negotiating Your MBA Admissions Offer

Today's blog post is about negotiating your offer of admission ... except that it's not.  Because "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school.  The term of art for what you are going to be doing is "asking."  Let us explain. Obviously, any discussion of an offer in this context automatically means we're dealing with some good news: you've been accepted.  

Student Loan Forgiveness

Student Loan Forgiveness

Millennials get a lot of grief these days about a lot of things, one of which is debt.  If you are going back to b-school, you are probably a millennial, so you likely have been thinking about your debt load. Wouldn’t it be great if your student loans could be forgiven?  Sound too good to be true?  Read on…

Doing the Fellowship Shuffle

Doing the Fellowship Shuffle

Stanford’s financial aid missteps have been all over the news this week, which should get us all thinking about scholarship and fellowship opportunities in general.  If you are currently applying to b-school, you should definitely be considering how you might make the journey more affordable with support from your target schools. And whether or not your school is giving you accurate information about how it all works.

 

5 Steps for Negotiating Your Offer of MBA Admission (Updated)

5 Steps for Negotiating Your Offer of MBA Admission (Updated)

Today's blog post builds on a post I've been working on for years, where I continue to add thought about the art of negotiating your MBA offer of admission.  I've long said that "negotiation" is not what you do when it comes to securing more financial aid from a business school.  The term of art for what you are going to be doing is "asking."  Let me explain and try to add clarity around questions that often come up.

MBA Application Advice: Paying for Business School

MBA Application Advice: Paying for Business School

Business school is one of the most lucrative of all graduate degrees in its potential and proven history for embellishing salary.  It’s not just in dollars and cents, either, but manifests itself in sheer employment statistics as well.