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What Is Financial Aid?

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College fees can be shockingly expensive. High school seniors may feel overwhelmed by all the cost talk. Fortunately, there is some good news. Asking yourself “what is financial aid?” Let’s break it down. What is Financial Aid? There are several forms of financial aid to help cover the cost. The five main types of financial …

Can You Earn Scholarships Without The FAFSA?

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The short answer is technically yes, you can earn scholarships without the FAFSA. However, this does not answer the question fully. Here are a few things you should know about the relationship between FAFSA and scholarships. And more importantly, why we strongly recommend filling out the FAFSA if you’re applying to college or are already …

How Does FAFSA Dependency Work?

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Filling out the FAFSA is the first step to getting financial aid for college. This is not an easy form to fill out but it’s absolutely crucial that you do it. Without the FAFSA you may lose out on certain types of financial aid. One of the more complex questions on this application is related …

Who Can Apply For Scholarships?

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Any student can apply for scholarships. When it comes to scholarships, the only requirement is that applicants must meet the eligibility criteria for that particular program. Thousands of organizations offer awards throughout the year. Each of these has its own eligibility criteria. If you take the time to research opportunities, you’re almost certain to find …

What You Need To Know About the FAFSA Renewal Process

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Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is vital to qualify for low-cost financial aid towards college. You won’t be eligible for federal or state financial aid without filing this application. Many scholarships and grants also require recipients to have filed the FAFSA. The information on the form determines your eligibility for …

Scholarship Essay Tips That Will Boost Your Odds of Winning

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Scholarship committees almost always ask applicants to submit an essay as part of their scholarship application. Your transcripts tell them about your academic accomplishments, but that’s only part of who you are. The essay is a way for the scholarship committee to get a better sense of who you are. These scholarship essay tips are …

A Walkthrough Of The FAFSA App – myStudentAid

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The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is notoriously time-consuming. It asks for all sorts of information with special emphasis on your financial details. While filling out the application, you have to make doubly sure that all the information you provide is accurate. However daunting the prospect, filling this form is important in …

Can I Edit The FAFSA After I Submit It?

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Yes, you can edit the FAFSA after you’ve submitted it. And, you should edit it if any information is inaccurate or outdated. When filling out the FAFSA, you are required to enter information that’s correct as of the day you sign the application. However, this information could change any time. You may move and have …

2021-2022 FAFSA Updates You Should Know About!

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October is here which means the FAFSA has arrived. This year, for the 2021-2022 school season, the FAFSA has a few updates. While there aren’t as many changes as previous years, it’s still important to know what is different. Read on to discover what major changes the FAFSA form has in store. $0 EFC Threshold …

A Discussion with Our Latest Scholarship Winner Eden Jones!

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College Raptor’s latest scholarship winner is Eden Jones! I had the chance to chat with Eden about her college search process, the ups and downs of cultivating a college list, and her expectations of the future. This is what she had to say! Tell us a little about yourself! My name is Eden Jones, and …
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