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What Does The FAFSA Stand For?

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When you start researching your financial aid options for college, one term you’ll come across a lot is ‘FAFSA’. So, what does the FAFSA stand for? FAFSA is an abbreviation for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is an application you need to submit to determine your eligibility for all federal financial aid programs. …
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What You Need to Know About the 2020–2021 FAFSA Updates

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If you’re looking into financial aid for the upcoming 2020–2021 school year, you should be aware of important FAFSA updates. There are a number of alterations from last year’s form—from question eliminations to some much-needed updates.  Here’s what you need to know about the 2020–21 FAFSA.  Why is it Updating? There are two main reasons …
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Tips About The FAFSA For Parents

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College is expensive. Even parents who have diligently saved for their children’s education need a bit of extra help. That’s where the FAFSA comes in. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is something your child needs to fill to qualify for federal financial aid. But what you may not realize is how important this …
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How Can I Get Tuition Assistance?

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There’s no doubt college tuition can be expensive, which leads many students to look into ways to make their higher education options more affordable. Here are three ways you can work towards getting tuition assistance. Complete Your FAFSA One of your first steps for tuition assistance should always be completing your FAFSA. (The Free Application …
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Benefits Of A Work-Study Program

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If you’re looking for jobs for college students, consider work study. Most students who choose work-study do so in order to earn some extra money to help them pay for college. While work-study programs are a great way to earn a paycheck, they offer more benefits than that. Here are some of the many benefits …
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5 FAFSA Benefits You Don’t Want to Miss

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Are you applying to college but have decided not to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Several surprising reports have stated that many families decide against filing the FAFSA. This is simply because they have heard that it is only for students from low-income families. This is not true at all. Several factors …
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The Question-By-Question FAFSA Guide

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid—or FAFSA—is a form that determines a student’s financial need level, and opens the opportunity for federal scholarships, grants, work study programs, and student loans. Though not strictly mandatory, the FAFSA is still a MUST for students in terms of paying for college. Whether your goal is to pay for …
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Examples of Work Study Programs

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If you were accepted for a federal work study program as part of your financial aid or are looking to make money between courses, you may be curious about what type of jobs are available to you on campus. Each college is different when it comes to what they offer, but it’s entirely possible to apply …
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