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How to Apply for Coronavirus Relief for College

If you’re in college or have recently graduated and have student loans, you may be wondering how your loans and financial aid will be affected in the coming months in response to the coronavirus. Do you have to apply? How do you apply for coronavirus relief? What will you receive? We cover the needed info …
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Coronavirus Aid: How COVID-19 Affects College Finances

As a student or recent alumni, you might wonder how COVID-19 affects your colleges finances. Is there coronavirus aid available? Do you qualify? The quick answer: it depends. Here are some facts you need to know: Most Students Keep Their Financial Aid… Colleges have switched over to online courses, but this has not affected financial …
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The FAFSA Simplification Act of 2019

Every year, thousands of college-bound students lose out on financial aid by not filing the FAFSA. Many are intimidated by the complex questions they encounter on the FAFSA. If you’ve filled out a FAFSA even once, you can empathize. It can be confusing and yes, intimidating too. It is especially cumbersome to new filers. Given …
What does the FAFSA stand for and how do you apply to the FAFSA?
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What Does The FAFSA Stand For?

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

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

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?

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

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

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 …