Financial Aid

A Breakdown Of The CSS Financial Profile

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The CSS Financial Profile is administered by the College Board, the same organization that also administers the SAT. CSS stands for College Scholarship Service. This is an online application that about 400 colleges in the US use to determine eligibility for non-federal financial aid. The CSS application is not an alternative to or a substitute …

How Home Equity Can Affect Financial Aid

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If you own a home, or maybe a couple of homes, one of your major concerns is likely to be whether or not your home equity will affect your child’s eligibility for financial aid. So here’s what you need to know about equity and its impact on financial aid. Not All Colleges Are Interested In …

How Parents Can Help Pay for College

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In this guide we’ll answer the following questions: How can I start saving for my child’s college education? How can we find an affordable school? What’s the difference between net price and sticker price? Why is it important to compare financial aid packages? Should we consider community or online colleges? What if our savings aren’t …

How to Pay for College

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In this guide we’ll cover the following questions: How do I find affordable colleges? What’s the difference between net price and sticker price? Why should you compare financial aid packages? Can you save money with community or online colleges? What do I do if college savings aren’t enough to cover everything? How important is the …

How To Get A Work Study

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Of the many forms of federal financial aid, work study is often overlooked by students. Just like any other type of financial aid, getting work study starts with filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Qualifying for Work Study Once you submit the FAFSA, the college will put together a customized …

Why You Have To Read Your Award Letter Carefully

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The award letter that colleges send you contains crucial information about the aid you are being offered. A typical award letter will provide details about the types and sources of financial aid available to you. While all award letters are the same in that they contain important information about the aid you are being offered, …

Where To Learn About Financial Aid

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The college financial aid process can be complex, especially if you’re new to it. Not taking the time to understand how it works or how much financial aid you are eligible for could result in you losing thousands of dollars that may have been entitled to. The only way to get the maximum benefit of …

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