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A Breakdown of the Federal TRIO Programs

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The Federal TRIO programs were introduced as a way to identify and help students from disadvantaged and lower-income backgrounds. There are eight TRIO programs, all funded by the US Department of Education. Each of the programs has its own distinct goal, which is different from the other programs. Some are community-based organizations while others aim …

What You Need To Know About The TRIO Upward Bound Program

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The Upward Bound (UB) Program is one of eight programs that make up the Federal TRIO Programs. Specifically, this program dedicates itself to providing academic assistance and financial support to high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The TRIO Upward Bound program’s aim is to prepare these students for college entrance. Additionally, the program provides continuous …

Department of Education Launches New Mobile FAFSA App

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As part of an ambitious redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the US Department of Education has launched an app that helps students file the FAFSA. The Official FAFSA App Known as myStudentAid, the app is designed to make filing the FAFSA as easy and straightforward as possible. Like the FAFSA …

5 Things All Parents Need to Know About the FAFSA

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College is a huge investment for many families and most need a little bit of financial help. If you are looking for ways to pay for college, one of the first resources you may turn to is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Every student qualifies for some form of student aid, so …

College Prep Financial Aid Checklist for Juniors and Seniors

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Are you a freshman who just started high school? Or a senior staring down the barrel of your impending graduation? Organizational checklists and being prepared are keys to success. We’ve compiled a college financial aid checklist with handy tips to help you keep track of important financial aid information so you do not miss out …

How to Make FAFSA Corrections

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When you file the FAFSA, you must take great care that you provide the correct information as of the date that you sign and submit the application. Filling in wrong information can delay the processing time of your application or it may even void the application completely. So what happens if, after submitting the FAFSA, …

FAQ About Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

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When you are filling out your FAFSA, there are some factors that help calculate your personal EFC. Every student’s EFC is different. There is no “magic number” that will guarantee whether you will receive aid or not, but your EFC is a huge contributing factor! Listed below are some frequently asked questions regarding the EFC, …

5 Things Students Should Do During Their Work Study Program

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Work study programs are a great way to earn money while you are in college. Work study programs are available via the federal government and participating colleges and universities. They provide an opportunity for students to earn some money while they are enrolled in college. Positions are available to undergraduate and graduate students. Most of …
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