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Erase any mistakes and learn how to make FAFSA corrections
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How to Make FAFSA Corrections

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, …
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FAQ About Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

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, …
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5 Things Students Should Do During Their Work Study Program

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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Different Forms of Federal Financial Aid

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, …
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How to Submit the FAFSA To More Than 10 Colleges

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

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

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 …
As parents, how do you even start paying for college?
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How Parents Can Help Pay for College

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 …