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Financial need is equal to Total Csot minus Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). How does the FAFSA work?
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Can I Get Financial Aid?

Over 80 percent of college students met some financial aid eligibility criteria and received financial assistance during the 2011-2012 school year. This means there is a good chance you can get financial aid. You may think that the only way to get financial aid is to be extremely smart or a stand-out athlete. But most …
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How does the FAFSA Work?

If you’re going to college, you should become familiar with the FAFSA–or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is a service provided by the US Department of Education for the purpose of determining the amount–and type–of aid you’ll get to help pay for college. But how does the FAFSA work? Aside from determining …
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The Rising Cost of a College Education: What Tools Exist to Reduce Future Financial Burden?

Much has been made of late about the rising cost of higher education.  And with good reason.  Over the last three decades, college tuition has far outstripped the cost of almost every other major family expense imaginable.  While housing costs have rising over 300% during that time and health care costs — controversial and much …
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Understanding College Debt Levels and Student Loan Payments

Many families get buried in huge college debt and massive monthly loan payments that they didn’t expect after graduation. Unfortunately, that can greatly impact both the student who took out loans and their family members. This applies to both the time spent in college and well into the student’s future. College Affordability One of the …