There are many ways to get free money to finance your college education.
- Personal finance
- Personal loans
- Student loans
- Student financial aid
- Bachelor of Arts, Florida Atlantic University
Dori Zinn is a contributor to Bankrate covering personal finance, personal loans, student loans, student financial aid and investing, among other topics. Since graduating college in a recession, she has covered various parts of the personal finance space, including banking, budgeting, investing and real estate, for more than a decade. She has also contributed to CNET and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and other outlets. She loves teaching people about money.
Dori's latest articles
5 min read May 31, 2023
Regardless of how much money you have, it can be easy to fall into investment traps.5 min read May 30, 2023
Many students think they won’t qualify for financial aid, but they may be surprised.4 min read May 17, 2023
Should you fill out both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile? That depends on your school.4 min read May 17, 2023
Some students can get their college costs reimbursed by their employer.3 min read May 11, 2023
Many lenders have temporary relief options when you’re in a period of unemployment.4 min read May 11, 2023
The main difference between the two loan types comes down to who pays interest.4 min read May 05, 2023
Refinancing student loans may not always make sense. Here’s why.4 min read May 05, 2023