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Financial Matters: “Great Money” or “Not So Great Money” paying for college Dec 06, 2021

If you’re the parent of a high school senior and you’re thinking about how to pay for college without going broke, it’s a whole new, expensive world out there. In this world, there are just two kinds of money: “Great money – or  Free money” – and...

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Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters compare cost of college comparing financial aid award letters cost of attendance expected family contribution gap grants net price parent loans paying for college plus loans schoalrships student loans Mar 01, 2018

You got into the top three schools on your list.  Each has sent you a financial aid award. One offer looks better than the other two, but is it really?  It’s important to compare financial aid offers.  Here are 6 questions to ask: 

  1. What is your Cost of...
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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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