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Mark Kantrowitz

Reviewer & Writer
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Financial Aid
Academic Cap Education
  • MS Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS Mathematics, MIT
  • BS Philosophy, MIT
Globe Affiliations
  • National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Mathematical Society (AMS)

Mark Kantrowitz helps students and their families make smarter, more informed decisions about planning and paying for college. Mark has written five bestselling books about scholarships and financial aid and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes.

He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Student Financial Aid and the board of trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education. Mark has two bachelor's degrees in mathematics and philosophy from MIT and a master's degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds eight patents.

Kantrowitz is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

Read Mark's Latest Articles

Scholarships for International Students

May 14, 2024
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Dependent vs. Independent Student: Which Are You?

March 28, 2024
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The 25 Most Generous Universities for Financial Aid

May 9, 2024
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Scholarships for Criminal Justice Majors

April 25, 2024
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