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How to Submit the FAFSA To More Than 10 Colleges

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When you file the FAFSA you can select up to 10 schools that will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR), and make you eligible for institutional financial aid. But what if you’re applying to more than 10 schools? How do you add more colleges and get your FAFSA out to the rest of them? Well, …
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A Breakdown Of The CSS Financial Profile

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The CSS Financial Profile is administered by the College Board, the same organization that also administers the SAT. CSS stands for College Scholarship Service. This is an online application that about 400 colleges in the US use to determine eligibility for non-federal financial aid. The CSS application is not an alternative to or a substitute …
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How Home Equity Can Affect Financial Aid

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If you own a home, or maybe a couple of homes, one of your major concerns is likely to be whether or not your home equity will affect your child’s eligibility for financial aid. So here’s what you need to know about equity and its impact on financial aid. Not All Colleges Are Interested In …
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How Parents Can Help Pay for College

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In this guide we’ll answer the following questions: How can I start saving for my child’s college education? How can we find an affordable school? What’s the difference between net price and sticker price? Why is it important to compare financial aid packages? Should we consider community or online colleges? What if our savings aren’t …
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How to Pay for College

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In this guide we’ll cover the following questions: How do I find affordable colleges? What’s the difference between net price and sticker price? Why should you compare financial aid packages? Can you save money with community or online colleges? What do I do if college savings aren’t enough to cover everything? How important is the …
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How To Get A Work Study

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Funding your lifestyle remains one of the largest concerns for students entering college. Students turn to many forms of financial assistance. Of the many forms of federal financial aid, work study is often overlooked by students. Often, students will think the program doesn’t apply to them and not look further into it. However, just like …
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Why You Have To Read Your Offer Letter Carefully

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The offer letter that colleges send you contains crucial information about the aid you are being offered. A typical offer letter will provide details about the types and sources of financial aid available to you. While all offer letters are the same in that they contain important information about the aid you are being offered, …
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Where To Learn About Financial Aid

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The transition into college means thinking about factors you might not have considered before: one of the largest factors is money. The college financial aid process can be complex, especially if you’re new to it. Not taking the time to understand how it works or how much financial aid you are eligible for could result …
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Bad Financial Aid “Advice” To Avoid

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If you are applying to college, you are sure to be looking for advice about student loans. While there is plenty of really good advice out there, we’ve come across some bad advice that you would do best to avoid. Filing the FAFSA is a waste of time if your family income is above average …
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