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Why EVERYONE Should Apply for Financial Aid—Yes, EVERYONE!

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When you first hear the word ‘college’ what do you think of? A place for higher education? A chance to earn a degree and get a great job? The price-tag everyone has associated with it? For many people, it’s the last item on that example list—which is understandable given that the cost of college has …

Fun Facts about Financial Aid in America!

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Many students are anxious when it comes to financial aid. How do I find it? Do I qualify for any? When are the deadlines? While applying for financial aid should be taken seriously—you don’t want to be lax about your applications—it’s always good to step back a little, take a deep breath, and keep these …

Finding Extra Financial Aid as an Out-of-State Student

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When searching for colleges and universities that interest you, affordability is often a large concern. Among private universities, it doesn’t much matter: they don’t receive state funding, and therefore charge their students the same for tuition regardless of which state they reside in. Public universities are different. Because they receive state funding that comes from …

What Does it Mean When a School Has a “No Loan” Policy?

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You may find yourself reading the title of this post and thinking, “Wait, what?” How could a college not have students taking out loans to pay for their education? Is it even possible to pay for college without a loan? However, once you learn more about how and why colleges have a “no loan” policy, …

Questions to Ask Your College’s Financial Aid Office

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A college visit is a prime time to ask any burning questions you have. You can ask your guide about the best study spots on campus, you can ask professors about class size, and you can ask the financial aid office questions about paying for college. College finance is often at the forefront of people’s …

College Dictionary: Acronyms You’ll Come Across

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Acronyms are a huge part of our every day lives. For example, we use them to abbreviate phrases. We use them to send quick texts and emails. We even use them to classify certain things! However, some acronyms are hard to figure out. For example, you know what FYI is. But what about EFC? Don’t …

Social Security Disability Benefits for College Students

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There’s one common misconception about the rules attached to Social Security Administration (SSA). People assume disability programs do not allow disabled individuals and / or their families to save for college. It is true that certain programs impose restrictions on earnings and assets. But, there are ways for you to save for college without losing …

Financial Aid Makes College Affordability a Reality for Continuing Education

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Financial aid and college affordability are key topics this election year. And both Trump and Hillary are campaigning to make continuing education a reality. Even President Barack Obama has taken an interest, saying America will soon have the highest number of college graduates in the world by 2020. Giving students the monetary opportunity to continue …
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