Financial Aid

FAFSA: More Than Just Federal Financial Aid

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Completing the FAFSA is the first step towards getting any type of financial aid towards college. Unfortunately, every year too many families across the US don’t file the FAFSA because they presume that they are not eligible for financial aid, so why bother with the formalities? The single biggest mistake you can make with getting …

FAQs About Work-Study Programs

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A work-study program is a type of financial aid that allows students with financial need the opportunity to earn money that can be used to cover part of their educational and living expenses. It is offered to eligible students as part of their financial aid package. Do all students automatically qualify for work-study?   No, …

The FAFSA for Beginners

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While researching the financial aspect of applying to college, you will come across the term FAFSA several times. If you are new to the whole college application process, you would probably not be familiar with the term. However, you cannot afford to ignore it. Understanding the FAFSA is crucial. It can make a major difference …

How To Maximize Your Merit-Based Financial Aid

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When it comes to merit-based financial aid, students are awarded based on their academic accomplishments, special skills, and demographics. You may qualify for merit-based financial aid if you’ve earned good grades in high school, or you’ve gained special recognition for your skills in any field, or for your dedication to community service, or belong to …

Common Mistakes Students Make With Financial Aid

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With the cost of college tuition increasing every year, it has become uncommon for families in America to self-fund their students’ college education. Most students need at least some financial aid to help cover their tuition fees. Fortunately, there is plenty of financial aid available in the form of scholarships, grants and loans. Unfortunately, many …

A FAFSA Mobile App May be On the Way!

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12/21/17 No one will deny that college is an expensive investment, but what people don’t discuss nearly as often are the financial aid opportunities available to students that can make college a reality. Talks automatically go towards student loans and the astronomical national debt, but not towards federal student aid. In fact, studies have shown …