Interesting Stats About the FAFSA

You hear it time and time again during your senior year of high school: Complete your FAFSA! They’re not saying it idly. Every year, thousands of dollars are left unused by college students not aware that they qualify for federal financial aid. Many don’t bother to apply thinking they simply won’t qualify, their parents make …

How Financial Aid And Work Study Affect Each Other

The financial aid package that is offered to most college students typically includes a combination of scholarships / grants—which are free money—and loans, which have to be paid back with interest. In addition to this standard financial aid package, some students also receive work-study options as a part of the total cash award. Not all …

How Student And Parent Assets Affect Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid towards college tuition starts with submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When filling in details of the family’s finances on the FAFSA, all assets owned by parents and dependent students must be reported separately. This is because the parent’s assets and the student’s assets are evaluated differently. Here’s …

What is the SEOG?

Colleges sure do love their acronyms. While searching for federal financial aid you might have come across the term SEOG, but what does it mean? Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant The SEOG (or FSEOG) is a federal grant offered to college students to help pay their higher education expenses. It’s typically reserved for students with the …

How To Get the Most Out of a Work Study Program

Earning money during college can be a helpful boost to finances, allowing you to pay off some of your tuition or other educational expenses. Work study is a great program to get into for this reason! However, some of the jobs may seem menial at first and may feel like a waste of time. There …

How Financial Aid and College Tuition Have Changed Over the Years

There is a lot of talk about how expensive college can be these days. As you head into your college career, it may help you financially to understand how financial aid and tuition have changed over the years. College Tuition Rates Have Gone Up There’s no doubt that college tuition rates have gone up, especially …

5 Mistakes That Cost You Financial Aid Money

Getting any financial aid can help make it easier for you to attend the college of your dreams without falling too deep into debt. With several financial aid opportunities that you can pursue, your goal should be to get the maximum financial aid that you are eligible for. Unfortunately, many students lose out on financial …

Acronyms Used on the FAFSA

The government does love their acronyms, don’t they? Finances can be confusing enough, it doesn’t always help to have dozens of letters representing various aspects of the FAFSA. Well we’re here to give you a helpful FYI to some acronyms you might see on the FAFSA. FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form …

FAQs About the FAFSA

Now is the time to be thinking about your potential colleges, school applications, and FAFSA. These are just a few of the frequently asked questions when it comes to the FAFSA. What is the FAFSA? The FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the application you complete to apply for …