How To Get the Most Out of a Work Study Program

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Earning money during college can be a helpful boost to finances, allowing you to pay off some of your tuition or other educational expenses. Work study is a great program to get into for this reason! However, some of the jobs may seem menial at first and may feel like a waste of time. There …

5 Mistakes That Cost You Financial Aid Money

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Getting any financial aid can help make it easier for you to attend the college of your dreams without falling too deep into debt. With several financial aid opportunities that you can pursue, your goal should be to get the maximum financial aid that you are eligible for. Unfortunately, many students lose out on financial …

Acronyms Used on the FAFSA

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The government does love their acronyms, don’t they? Finances can be confusing enough, it doesn’t always help to have dozens of letters representing various aspects of the FAFSA. Well we’re here to give you a helpful FYI to some acronyms you might see on the FAFSA. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form …

FAQs About the FAFSA

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Now is the time to be thinking about your potential colleges, school applications, and FAFSA. These are just a few of the frequently asked questions when it comes to the FAFSA. What is the FAFSA? The FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the application you complete to apply for …

What is FAFSA Verification?

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Financial aid can be stressful, especially when it comes to lengthy federal forms. But don’t panic if you get a notification that says your FAFSA needs to be verified. What is FAFSA verification? It’s exactly what it sounds like—FAFSA verifying the information you submitted to them. Think of it as a double-check, just to make …

Pros and Cons of Work Study Programs

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While researching financial aid, and ways to pay for college, you might have come across the work study programs. They are great opportunities for students to earn experience and get paid for their work, but what about the drawbacks? Is work study right for you? Pro: Financial aid Work study programs pay their student workers …

How to Use a Net Price Calculator 

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Figuring out the actual cost of attending any particular college can be tricky. More often than not, students do not pay the published tuition fee amount or the ‘sticker price’. The actual amount they end up paying could be a little or a lot lower, depending on the scholarships and grants that they have been …

Understand The Language of Financial Aid

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One of the biggest obstacles students encounter in trying to get the financial aid due to them, is understanding the very formal and utterly complicated language used in describing the application process and many the terms and conditions. Many students, who are otherwise eligible for financial aid, end up not availing of a large portion …

All About FAFSA Deadlines

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When it comes to completing and submitting the FAFSA, you have to be super careful about every little aspect, especially the deadlines. Filling in wrong information may render your application invalid and if you miss the deadline, you can be sure that it will not even be accepted. To make it even more complicated, you …