Category: Financial aid

Selective Service: Its Impact on College Admissions and Financial Aid
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Selective Service: Its Impact on College Admissions and Financial Aid

Julia Lynn Rubin Julia Lynn Rubin- January 5, 2021 0

There has not been a military draft in the United States since 1973, marking the end of the Vietnam War. However, in 1980, a requirement ... Read More

This Is How Long It Takes FAFSA to Process
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This Is How Long It Takes FAFSA to Process

Hallie Underwood Hallie Underwood- December 18, 2020 0

Your child has submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but what’s next?  It would help to have an estimate of when you ... Read More

What Is an Independent Student for FAFSA?
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What Is an Independent Student for FAFSA?

Maria Tzavidis Maria Tzavidis- December 8, 2020 0

A key part of the college admissions journey is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Given how much is involved in the ... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the CSS Profile
CSS Profile

Everything You Need to Know About the CSS Profile

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- November 8, 2020 0

The CSS Profile is an application you fill out online to determine whether you qualify for non-federal aid. (To apply for federal aid fill out ... Read More

A Step-by-Step Guide to Filling Out FAFSA
Financial aid

A Step-by-Step Guide to Filling Out FAFSA

Liam Gaughan Liam Gaughan- October 22, 2020 0

Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first and most important step to receiving financial aid. When you submit your ... Read More

Tips on FAFSA: Parents Share What They’ve Learned
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Tips on FAFSA: Parents Share What They’ve Learned

Hallie Underwood Hallie Underwood- October 11, 2020 0

While it doesn't ask as many "involved" questions as the CSS Profile, the FAFSA form, for some, can still  be one of the more unpleasant ... Read More

How to Bring Down a College’s Sticker Price
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

How to Bring Down a College’s Sticker Price

Sabrina Malone Sabrina Malone- August 17, 2020 0

This is reality and where I encourage people to look pragmatically at the magnitude of two things related to college: 1. The difference between sticker ... Read More

Stuck in the Middle: How to Manage Financial Aid “No Man’s Land”
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Stuck in the Middle: How to Manage Financial Aid “No Man’s Land”

Anna Spooner Anna Spooner- July 10, 2020 0

Some folks find themselves in college’s “golden land” – they have plenty of financial assets to send their child to school. Other families are on ... Read More

If You Receive Need-Based Financial Aid, Here’s What You Need to Know About Paying for College
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

If You Receive Need-Based Financial Aid, Here’s What You Need to Know About Paying for College

Sabrina Malone Sabrina Malone- July 8, 2020 0

On a recent Saturday morning, I begin musing about families with need-based financial aid worries... This is my advice specifically for middle-to-lower income families trying ... Read More

Are Students Who Really Don’t Need the Money Meriting From Merit Aid?
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Are Students Who Really Don’t Need the Money Meriting From Merit Aid?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 6, 2020 0

 A recent opinion piece on merit aid for college students in the New York Times inspired a lively discussion in our Paying for College 101 ... Read More

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