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Check Out Our Student Reviews On!


Did you know Cappex has a search engine for prospective students to look up College Profiles and read current or past student reviews? Look up any college or university you may be interested in and see unbiased reviews from students who attend or have attended that particular institution. Check out a few of these student reviews from

A current student from Carleton College said:

Although I didn’t realize it until I got here, I could not have picked a better school. Students here truly love this school. This is seen by how prospective students are treated like celebrities, how there is an abundance of students who want the unpaid position of tour guide, and how Carls could go on for hours talking about their school. Here is a place where there are so many opportunities. Carls are involved. Not only can I be a student receiving a great education but also a volunteer, a friend, an athlete, a worker, a musician, a club member and so much more. Yes, Northfield is a small, rural, Minnesota town but that does not mean that activities are lacking. The school brings in bands weekly to ‘The Cave’, there are ‘Sayles’ dances, traditions such as Rotblatt, Spring Concert, and Screw your Roommate, sporting events, performances by both school and major musical, theater, and dance groups, speakers, camping and adventure trips, club sports, intramural sports, an 880 acre ‘Arb’, floor activities, free trips and tickets to the movie theater, weekly movie screenings, countless costume/dress-up parties… Students stay on campus on weekends because they want to. There is something for everyone.

Elizabeth from Sonoma State University said:

The campus is beautiful. The buildings are new and made of reusable materials. The dorms are spacious. The food is great! I love the fresh air. The brand new music building is so nice. There are lots of things to do on campus. I am very happy here!

Caitlyn from Tufts University said:

Tufts is bustling with activity 24-7. Students that attend here have diverse interests and that is definitely reflected through activities and events on campus. There are a plethora of dance shows, theater productions, intelligently themed parties, trips abroad, places to eat, and traditions in which many students participate. It is also worth noting that I have met more intelligent, motivated, and quirky individuals than I could have imagined. I love the intellectual atmosphere that combines with a work hard, play hard overall shared sentiment to foster an environment that is simultaneously stimulating and fun.

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CappexConnect Online College Fair – What Is It?


If you like our Cappex page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or have us in your circle on Google+ – you have probably read about the CappexConnect Online College Fair. However, we are sure you have some questions about how awesome it really is. Here is everything you need to know:

What is the CappexConnect Online College Fair?

The CappexConnect Online College Fair is a FREE, online college fair hosted by Cappex offering you the opportunity to connect with over 15,000 students and over 90 participating colleges and universities. Throughout these online college fairs you will get to watch live presentations from experts in admission and financial aid specialists while engaging directly with colleges and universities from wherever you are located in the world. You also have the chance to win a $1,000 CappexConnect Scholarship!

Some past presentations topics have been:

  • Smart Majors – Which is right for you?
  • Majors for creative students with multiple interests.
  • Things you should be doing over the winter break.
  • The “F” bomb: Disarming the fear of financing your education on a college student’s budget.
  • How to prepare for a pre-professional track.
  • ROTC and the military while in college.
  • Life and academics at an Arts school.
  • What should a parent be doing?
  • How to use Cappex in your college search.
  • Understanding financial literacy, net price and scholarship calculators.

When is the CappexConnect Online College Fair?


The next upcoming online college fair is Tuesday, March 11th from 2:00pm – 8:00pm CST on

Who will be attending the CappexConnect Online College Fair?

The online college fairs are attended by students of various ages, admissions experts, financial aid specialists, colleges, universities, faculty, and staff. 

Some of the colleges and universities that will be attending:

  • Penn State
  • University of Arizona
  • Saint Francis University
  • Monmouth College
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • John Cabot University
  • Carleton College
  • Liberty University
  • Clayton University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Prescott College
  • Elmhurst College
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Hilbert College
  • Mount Olive College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • University of Idaho
  • Quinnipiac University

How can I register for the CappexConnect Online College Fair?

Registration for the online college fair is now open to all students! If you have a Cappex profile already, you’re all set to register for the online college fair. If you haven’t created your free Cappex profile yet, you will have the opportunity to create one at the time of registration.

Click here to join us this upcoming March 11th at 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm for the CappexConnect Online College Fair!

For more information, visit CappexConnect.

Scholarships vs. Student Loans

MoneyFinancial aid is a wonderful resource that you can use to get yourself through school. Whether you absolutely need large loans or choose to apply for small scholarships here and there, it is important to know the major differences between your financial aid options. Here are some key points to keep in mind when comparing financial aid options:


  • Scholarships are usually awarded to students based on merit or an application process.
  • It is typically a fixed amount of money granted for the student to use towards his or her studies. The student does not need to repay this money.
  • Sometimes the funds are given directly to the student to use as he or she deems necessary. Other times – usually when a university provides the scholarship – students can only access funds through their student account. This varies depending on the organization donating the scholarship money.
  • Applications vary greatly for each scholarship. Most require written essays and academic transcripts.
  • An important element to remember about scholarships is that they are not necessarily based on financial need. Many scholarships are available to students based on their academic performance and application, as opposed to income.
  • Some scholarships include perks like membership to the donating organization or post-graduate career assistance.

Student Loans

  • Loans come with more responsibility post-graduation than scholarships because students are borrowing money, not being given a fixed amount.
  • The amount a student can borrow depends on his or her year in school (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), degree level (undergraduate vs. graduate) and dependency status (independent vs. dependent).
  • The borrowed money must be repaid after graduation. If you have subsidized federal loans, you’re required to pay interest after the grace period which is typically six to 12 months after graduation. For unsubsidized loans, you’ll be required to pay back interest accumulated since you took out the loan.
  • While some loans are administered by the Federal Government, private loans do exist.
  • Students interested in receiving federal student loans must fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • You can borrow money regardless of your income or your parent’s income. However, you will be excluded from these government loans if you’ve been unable to pay them back in the past or have been convicted of drug offenses. Failure to maintain satisfactory academic progress, maintain at least half-time status, or register with Selective Service can also render you ineligible for federal student loans.

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