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Financial Matters: Money for College financial aid grants scholarships Jan 14, 2021

Money often plays a big factor in the pursuit of a college degree, but hopefully, it will not stop anyone from attending college! Yes, college can be expensive, but there is aid available to help you and your family pay for college. Major sources of financial aid for college include:

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The Language of Financial Aid financial aid Oct 15, 2020

When you’re searching and applying for college financial aid, it helps to understand the jargon. The FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) employs a bewildering array of acronyms. American students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st of senior year....

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Financial Matters: The FAFSA fafsa financial aid Oct 07, 2020

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. In some cases, colleges will not consider an applicant for merit aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. The FAFSA should be filed as soon as...

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Six Tips to Sail Through Completing the FAFSA fafsa financial aid grants loans work study Oct 02, 2019

Your eligibility for financial aid will be based on the calendar year starting in January of your junior year.  Now is the time to learn what information you and your parents will need in order to file a FAFSA.  

What is the FAFSA? 

The Free Application For...

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Top 5 Myths about Paying for College college money myths financial aid financial aid myths in-state college money for college out of pocket college cost out-of-state college outside scholarships private colleges public colleges Jan 26, 2018

Don’t fall victim to these myths! 

1 My family makes too much money to qualify for financial aid.  
  
This is one of the biggest myths out there. You may not qualify for aid at one school, and qualify for lots of money at another school (see blog - How Do...

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How Do You Know How Much You Will Pay for Your College? college board efc expected family contribution fafsa financial aid financial aid forms need based aid paying for college profile form Nov 17, 2017

Paying for college is often compared to paying for airline tickets. No two people pay the same price. What will your costs be at college? How much you pay for college depends on so many factors.  Knowing what those factors are, and how college will look at your family’s financial...

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Top 10 Factors to Consider for Your “Perfect” College academics campus activities climate college college visits factors to consider for college financial aid housing location narrowing college list school spirit size social scene student body Nov 08, 2017

Here are the Top 10 factors to consider for your “Perfect” college:

Academics: How important is this factor to you? If you know your major, that should be a requirement What about special programs such as honors, study abroad, senior projects? Also consider the learning...

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