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When Will I Get My Award Letter For Financial Aid?

Most colleges sent out financial aid award letters about 1 – 3 months after receiving your FAFSA information. But this is not a hard and fast rule. The timeline for sending award letters for financial aid may vary among schools. Understanding the process will give you a better idea of when to expect your financial …
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State Grants for Minnesota Students

Almost all states offer their students grants to better afford college – Minnesota included! We put together a quick list of some of the grants Minnesota offers, plus give you some links to additional resources for affording college in the state! Minnesota State Grants 1. Minnesota State Grant Program Available to low and moderate income …
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State Grants for Mississippi Students

Did you know the state of Mississippi has several grants available to its students who wish to go to college? We cover just a few of these below, plus give you additional resources so you can learn more about going to and affording college in Mississippi! Mississippi State Grants 1. Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) …
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Important Things to Know When Filing FAFSA for Grad School

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a standard application for students to access federally subsidized financial aid. You most likely received federal financial aid after filing the FAFSA as an undergraduate student. You can also access low-cost student loans, grants, and scholarships by filing the FAFSA for grad school.  The process of …
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A Quick Guide to Recertifying Income-Based Repayments

All federal student loan borrowers have access to income-based repayment plans. These plans can help lower your monthly repayments if you can’t afford the current repayment amount. To stay on the plan, it’s important to renew your plan every year. This is known as recertifying your income-based repayment.  Why You Need To Recertify Income-Driven Repayments …
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State Grants for Michigan Students

Michigan students can find a number of Michigan college grants, programs, and more on their state’s website! We cover just a few of the many awards below, plus give you resources where you can find additional information on programs you may be eligible for. Michigan State Grants 1. MI Future Educator Fellowship For future teachers, …
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State Grants for Massachusetts Students

Massachusetts students and residents can take advantage of a number of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid programs to make it easier to afford college. We review some of them below, plus give you some links to find other opportunities available to students in the MA state! Massachusetts State Grants 1. Christian A. Herter Memorial …
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State Grants for Maryland Students

Live or planning to go to school in Maryland? The state has a few different programs and grants available for its students! Here are some Maryland college grants you may want to consider applying to, plus additional information on financial aid programs in the state. Maryland College Grants 1. Guaranteed Access (GA) Grant The Guaranteed …
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16 Best On Campus Jobs

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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How to Stop Student Loan Tax Garnishment

Maybe you’re in the application planning stage or the waiting-to-hear stage or you’ve been accepted to college! (Congratulations!) Now the big question is: How are you going to pay for it?  In any situation when you want to buy something, you have to pay for it. Going to college certainly is no different. You have …