The Three Best Tips for Winning a Scholarship

According to statistics from the 2014-2015 educational year, over half of all college students took advantage of either a grant or a scholarship. Perhaps more interestingly, in that same time-frame, nearly $3 billion in scholarship money was left on the table by students. The reasons for this are complex and can’t be easily discerned, but …

Myth: Only Students With Good Grades Get Financial Aid

As senior year goes by and the reality of college gets closer, financial aid might be on your mind. College is expensive, and financial aid is the best way of paying for a higher education. But what if your grades aren’t so stellar? Do only students with straight As receive the benefits of financial help? …

How to Determine if a Scholarship is Worth Your Time and Effort

As a senior in high school, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Between pep rallies, acceptance letters, anxiously checking the mailbox, ceremonies, graduation parties, crying parents, plans for the summer, and nerves for the upcoming fall semester of college, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Without a doubt, it’s best to use your time wisely. …

What Do You Do If You See an Error on Your FAFSA?

We all make mistakes. Thankfully, some of them are correctable! That’s true for a number of errors you may make on your FAFSA. If you notice any mistakes on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid after you’ve submitted it, here are some steps to take. Make a Correction Making corrections for your FAFSA is …

All About FAFSA Deadlines

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 …

When Should I Update My FAFSA?

When filling in the FAFSA, the information you enter has to be correct when you submit the form. However, FAFSA administrators are aware that that information could change at any time and have made provisions for applicants to change certain details. You must update your FAFSA if there are any changes in any of these …

Myth: You Only Have to Submit the FAFSA Once

You hear it over and over your senior year of high school: You have to submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! However, even though you may not hear about it much during college, don’t think the FAFSA is a “one and done” type deal that you only have to fill out before …

FAQs about the FAFSA

It’s that time of year again! The 2018-19 FAFSA form recently was released for application, and students and parents nationwide are poring over every line of the form. Of course, with the complex way the form is framed, questions are going to pop up. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to the FAFSA, answering some of …

Scholarships For Law Students

To become a lawyer, you need to pursue four years of study to earn an undergraduate degree. You might also be required to do additional certifications before you are admitted to serve as a lawyer, but many students who have the ability and desire to pursue the course are laid back by the lack of …

Is There Any Way To Switch Your Student Loan Servicer?

When you take a federal student loan, it is generally handled by a loan servicer who manages the loan and answers any questions you might have. This loan servicer is assigned to you. You cannot choose one neither can you switch the servicer assigned to manage your loan. In most cases it does not matter …