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7 Common FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to different types of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. However, making a mistake on your FAFSA application can cost you money, especially if you require need-based aid to attend. Unfortunately, these errors are not uncommon. Every year, hundreds of students lose …
You should consider signing up for student loan auto-pay.
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Pros and Cons of Autopay for Loan Repayments

When it comes time to repay your loans, whether student loans, mortgages, or otherwise, you might have the option to set up “autopay.” But what is it? How does autopay work? And what are the benefits and downsides of the setting? What is Autopay? Autopay, or an automatic bill payment, is a setting that some …
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What is the CSS Profile Deadline for 2022 – 2023?

Are you applying to a college that requests the CSS Profile? You’ll want to complete it as it can impact your financial aid and make college more affordable. The CCS profile deadline varies by school, so take note of the deadline and don’t miss out. What is the CSS Profile? The CSS Profile from College …
Financial Aid Leveraging
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Financial Aid Modeling: The What and Why

During your research into financial aid and endowment, you might have come across the phrase “financial aid modeling” This, by itself, sounds boring to the average student, but it actually is referencing the models colleges and universities use to determine how much financial aid they can offer their students. Here’s what you need to know …
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A Creative Guide to The Minecraft Scholarship

There really is a scholarship for everything! If you enjoy video games or even play Minecraft, the Minecraft Scholarship might be right up your alley. Here’s what you need to know about the award, how to apply, and some more tips for finding scholarships that will help you pay for college. What is the Minecraft …
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7 Important Financial Lessons for Students

How early is too early to teach children money lessons? Most experts agree that it’s never too early. Teaching children basic financial lessons early on in life sets a good foundation for their financial future. At the latest, every child absolutely must learn basic tips and financial advice for college students before leaving home. For …
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How to Check Your FAFSA Status

Once you submit your FAFSA application, you may be tempted to check its status frequently. Here’s how to quickly check your application status online.  Log in to your FAFSA account Click the My FAFSA page See your current application status Now that you know the quick and easy steps on how to check your FAFSA …
Scholarships for undocumented students.
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Scholarships For Undocumented Students

Undocumented students have access to relatively limited financial aid. They are not eligible for any type of federal student aid, which requires applicants to be US citizens or permanent residents. Only a few states allow undocumented students to benefit from lower in-state tuition rates or any type of state aid. But that doesn’t mean undocumented …