CSS Profile vs. FAFSA: How They Differ and Why You Might Need Both

Rebecca Blauch

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CSS Profile vs. FAFSA: How They Differ and Why You Might Need Both

February 26, 2024

There are two main financial aid forms: the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the…

Help Your Young Adult Build Credit: Ensure Future Financial Success

October 27, 2023

This article is sponsored by College Ave Student Loans, dedicated to helping students and families pay for higher education. Teaching…

What Are Peer Colleges?

July 18, 2023

Peer colleges are institutions of higher education that are deemed comparable to each other based on specific criteria. These criteria…

Determining Your College Budget: Affordability vs. What You’re Willing to Pay

June 8, 2023

Parents share how they created a college budget and stuck to it.

FAFSA Corrections: How to Make Changes to Your FAFSA Form

November 7, 2022

If you made a mistake when submitting the FAFSA, contact your school’s financial aid office and let them know. They…

College Planning Checklist for 11th Grade

August 25, 2022

Use our college planning checklist for juniors to stay on track and navigate the college admissions process.

Student Loan Advice

Student Loan Advice

June 22, 2022

Loans can help students cover college funding gaps. If your student has already accepted all scholarship and grant opportunities and…

What You Should Know Before Cosigning a Private Student Loan

What You Should Know Before Cosigning a Private Student Loan

June 17, 2022

What Is a Cosigner on a Private Student Loan?  A cosigner is someone who signs the private loan along with…