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Financial matters: Do You Need to Submit the CSS Profile? css profile financial aid financial aid forms student aid Nov 27, 2022


The bulk of college financial aid money comes from the federal government; this aid is distributed by colleges using information supplied by fam when they complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available on October 1st. About 240 colleges, universities, and scholarship...

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It's Time for the FAFSA fafsa financial aid financial matters Oct 29, 2022

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. A small number of colleges will not even 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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Parent Involvement in Applying for College college admissions college application plans college consultant college decision finances financial aid parents Aug 14, 2022

As any parent can tell you, the college application process can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods a student and parent will ever experience. It's only natural to want to help your child as much as possible throughout this process. But, as much as parents want to be involved in...

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Dos and Don'ts of Studying in a Foreign Country college research financial aid financial matters research save money study abroad study in england study in the uk study in the united kingdom May 13, 2022

Studying in a foreign country can seem intimidating, but there are ways to prepare and ensure everything goes according to plan. Studies have shown that students who participate in foreign learning programs often feel the experience helps them excel in the job market, so it's not an opportunity...

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Consider Your Return on Investment When It Comes To Picking A College college decision comparing financial aid award letters financial aid return on investment Feb 06, 2022

There are so many moving parts to a student’s search for the ‘right’ college location, academic options, student services, clubs, and organizations, career preparations – but none of them matters if a family cannot afford that outstanding education. Attending college is a...

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Merit Awards Make Private Colleges Affordable financial aid private colleges scholarships Nov 10, 2021

While the Ivies and other elite schools put their resources into need-based rather than merit aid, a majority of private colleges, in an effort to attract top students, award substantial scholarships or grants based on merit.

Merit scholarships are beneficial in attracting students whose...

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Financial Matters: Get Ready to File the FAFSA fafsa financial aid Sep 17, 2021

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the primary form used by colleges to determine eligibility for need-based aid. A small number of colleges will not even consider an applicant for merit aid unless that student has first submitted a FAFSA. Therefore, the FAFSA should be filed...

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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:

Grants...

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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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