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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 …

Different Forms of Federal Financial Aid

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By now, you’ve probably heard of FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but do you know all the different forms of federal aid and how they can help you? Read on to see the different types you may qualify for: Student Loans The most well known result of FAFSA is loans. However, …

How To Negotiate With Your College’s Financial Aid Office

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Colleges typically put together a financial aid package for accepted students based on the information submitted through the FAFSA. You will receive details of your financial aid package along with your award letter. If you are lucky, your financial aid may be all you were hoping for. On the other hand, it could be far …

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, …

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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