Colin Beresford is a former NerdWallet student loans writer. He previously was an automotive business writer for Car and Driver magazine and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
- Education: B.A. in internal studies from the University of Michigan
- Organizations: Automotive Press Association
- Previous experience: Bloomberg News, Car and Driver magazine
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Don’t Let Your First Car Be a $30K Mistake
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If you didn’t enroll or reenroll in college during the pandemic, this fall is the time to get back on the path to higher education.
Using a Reverse Transfer May Help You Get an Associate Degree
A reverse transfer lets you get an associate degree at your former community college with credits earned at a four-year school.
Another $400 in Free College Aid Could Be Coming Your Way
The 2022 federal budget increases the annual Pell Grant limit, and students could receive more aid as a result.
Get Ready to Spend Like a College Grad With These Top Budget Tips
Soon-to-be graduates can take these steps to build healthy spending habits and make the transition out of college easier.
Can You Get a Bachelor’s Degree at a Community College?
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How Much Is Community College?
Community college tuition and fees cost $3,800 on average for the 2021-2022 academic year, according to the College Board.
Is Community College Free?
Community college isn’t free in the U.S., but at least 23 states offer free community college for some students.
Grads Left Behind $3.75B in Free College Aid in 2021, Study Says
An estimated 813,000 Pell-eligible high school graduates didn’t submit the FAFSA in 2021, a college access nonprofit found.
Transcript Gaps? A Strong College Application Remains Possible
Show colleges the best version of yourself, but also know admissions officers have adapted their expectations.
For Young Adults, Building Credit Starts Now
Building your credit while you’re young will pay off in the future, and it may be easier than you think.
Free Community College Is Dead — and Still Possible
Free community college was cut from the federal budget bill, but its advocates aren't done fighting for it.
The FAFSA, Your Ticket to Help Pay for College, Just Opened
The FAFSA opened Oct. 1. Apply as soon as possible to be considered for the most available free money for college.