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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 …

Types of Alternative Tuition Plans for College

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Alternative tuition plans are designed to help students pay their college fees without taking out expensive student loans. There are three main types of alternative tuition plans – Prepaid Tuition Plan, Tuition Guarantee Plan, and Tuition Payment Plan. All three work differently and have different terms and conditions. The most notable benefit of alternative tuition …

6 Important Pieces of Student Loan Refinance Advice

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Student loan refinancing offers several benefits. When you refinance, you exchange your old high-interest student loans for a new loan with all new terms. You could get lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, or different terms depending on what your goals are. The key to enjoying the benefits of student loan refinance advice is to …

How COVID Affects Work Study Jobs

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the stay-at-home orders, colleges across the U.S. have shut down their campuses. Faculty are conducting virtual classes from their own homes. These total campus shut-downs are preventing students from performing their work study jobs and getting paid. Many students depend on this additional income to help them …

Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check – Dependent or Independent Students?

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The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been jarring. It jeopardizes the finances of families and businesses across America. Among those the changes hit hardest are college students. Which is where a stimulus check could come in handy. However, the rules are different for independent vs. dependent students. Here’s what you need to know. Colleges Blindsided …
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