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Acronyms Used on the FAFSA

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The government does love their acronyms, don’t they? Finances can be confusing enough, it doesn’t always help to have dozens of letters representing various aspects of the FAFSA. Well we’re here to give you a helpful FYI to some acronyms you might see on the FAFSA. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form …

Frequently Asked Questions About FAFSA

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Now is the time to be thinking about your potential colleges, school applications, and FAFSA. These are just a few of the frequently asked questions when it comes to the FAFSA. What is the FAFSA? The FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the application you complete to apply for …

What is FAFSA Verification?

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Financial aid can be stressful, especially when it comes to lengthy federal forms. But don’t panic if you get a notification that says your FAFSA needs to be verified. What is FAFSA verification? It’s exactly what it sounds like—FAFSA verifying the information you submitted to them. Think of it as a double-check, just to make …

Pros and Cons of Work Study Programs

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While researching financial aid, and ways to pay for college, you might have come across the federal work study programs. They are great opportunities for students to earn experience and get paid for their work, but what about the drawbacks? Is work study right for you? Pro: Financial aid Work study programs pay their student …

How to Use a Net Price Calculator 

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Figuring out the actual cost of attending any particular college can be tricky. More often than not, students do not pay the published tuition fee amount or the ‘sticker price’. The actual amount they end up paying could be a little or a lot lower, depending on the scholarships and grants that they have been …

Understand The Language of Financial Aid

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One of the biggest obstacles students encounter in trying to get the financial aid due to them, is understanding the very formal and utterly complicated language used in describing the application process and many the terms and conditions. Many students, who are otherwise eligible for financial aid, end up not availing of a large portion …

All About FAFSA Deadlines

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When it comes to completing and submitting the FAFSA, you have to be super careful about every little aspect, especially the deadlines. Filling in wrong information may render your application invalid and if you miss the deadline, you can be sure that it will not even be accepted. To make it even more complicated, you …

FAQs about the FAFSA

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It’s that time of year again! The 2018-19 FAFSA form recently was released for application. Students and parents nationwide are poring over every line of the form. Of course, you’ll have questions, especially with how complex the form is. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to the FAFSA, answering some of the most FAQs about the …

What Are Financial Aid Refunds?

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Financial aid refunds are refunds that are given to students when the amount of loan given to a student is more than what the student needs for the cost of education. Here’s how it works. The FAFSA and Financial Aid Packages After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a financial aid award letter. This …

How Divorced Parents Affect Student Loans

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A common proverb reminds us that half of marriages end in divorce. To be more exact, approximately 42% of married couples are divorced. It should be noted that the divorce rate for couples without children is 40% higher than those with children. It’s often said, for good reason, that divorce is hardest on the children. …
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