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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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Financial Matters: Studying out-of-state at in-state prices exchange student finances financial matters public colleges public universities Sep 16, 2022

Because of agreements developed between some neighboring states, many out-of-state students pay tuition at the same or only a slightly higher rate than in-state residents. For example, students from Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin may be eligible for...

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Financial Matters: Pre-College Financial and Legal Matters applying to college college acceptance finances financial matters money money for college Jun 18, 2022

There are a few legal and financial issues that should be addressed before your son or daughter goes off to college. If your child has turned or will turn 18 during the next year, she is legally an adult, and you, her parent, lose the legal authority to make decisions on her behalf. That means...

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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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Financial Matters: College Majors with the Best ROI college major college planning finances financial matters return on investment roi Mar 18, 2022

Today, students and parents alike are far more thoughtful about both if and where they continue into higher education after graduating from high school. That ‘where’ is always accompanied by ‘what should I study’. It has been shown that college graduates on average earn...

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