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What Happens to My Financial Aid if I Decide to Transfer?

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A lot of students transfer schools at least one time within their collegiate career. In fact, 33% of students do, according to NACAC. Transferring schools is no easy task, and shouldn’t be done lightly, but one burning question that transfer students have: what will happen to my financial aid? College Aid If you’re hoping that the …
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Common Mistakes Students Make On Their FAFSA Application

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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to different types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. Making a mistake on your FAFSA application can cost you money. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon. Every year, hundreds of students lose out on their entitled financial aid because they made mistakes on …
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What Counts As “Demonstrated Need” For Financial Aid?

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There is a common misconception in the minds of many college students: They believe they do not qualify for need-based aid based on their family’s income. But the definition of “need” is actually a little more flexible than what income bracket your parents’ finances fall into. When a college or scholarship requires you to show …
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Financial Aid Timeline: Know What to Do and When

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The financial aid process can be a bit daunting. Different forms of aid have different formalities, different eligibility requirements, and different deadlines too. The key to benefiting from the various financial aid schemes is to understand and keep track of the requirements and deadlines. Financial aid is typically distributed on a first come first served …
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What is the Pell Grant?

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Between scholarships, federal aid, and loans there is a lot to do before heading to college in the fall, but one thing you don’t want to forget about is the Pell Grant. It’s one more reason to complete the FASFA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, form. But what exactly is it? What Is the …
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How GPA and Test Scores Affect Financial Aid Opportunities

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Over the course of your high school career, people have probably told you to make sure you keep your grades up. You’ve probably stressed about your standardized test scores and your GPA. Those two factors play a very large role in the college admissions process. But do better grades result in better financial aid opportunities? …
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Bad Excuses for Not Filing for Financial Aid

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No matter the reason, everyone should be filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application For Federal Student Aid, each year. Here are a few bad excuses we’ve heard students give when asked why they didn’t complete the application: I Won’t Qualify The number one reason that students or parents don’t complete the FAFSA is that …
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