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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 …
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The Question-By-Question FAFSA Guide

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid—or FAFSA—is a form that determines a student’s financial need level, and opens the opportunity for federal scholarships, grants, work study programs, and student loans. Though not strictly mandatory, the FAFSA is still a MUST for students in terms of paying for college. Whether your goal is to pay for …
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Examples of Work Study Programs

If you were accepted for a federal work study program as part of your financial aid or are looking to make money between courses, you may be curious about what type of jobs are available to you on campus. Each college is different when it comes to what they offer, but it’s entirely possible to apply …
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Why You Should File the FAFSA ASAP!

The FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—opens every year on October 1st. The form grants students access to federal student aid in the forms of scholarships, grants, work study opportunities, and federal student loans. You’ve probably heard that you should file the FAFSA as soon as you can, but what’s the rush? The FAFSA …
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A Breakdown of the Federal TRIO Programs

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 …