Category: Financial aid

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?
Financial aid

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

12 Steps to Take if You Haven’t Saved Enough for College
College Savings

12 Steps to Take if You Haven’t Saved Enough for College

Tonya Holly Tonya Holly- June 24, 2020 0

This was our story... Spring break was over, and so was our son’s senior year...almost. We spent most of high school exploring careers; plotting a ... Read More

How Do Parent PLUS and Private Student Loans Compare?
Finance

How Do Parent PLUS and Private Student Loans Compare?

Road2College Road2College- June 22, 2020 0

Once students have maximized all their available financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and Stafford loans, they may discover they still need a loan to ... Read More

College Acceptance Letters 2020: Did You Get What You Expected?
Finance

College Acceptance Letters 2020: Did You Get What You Expected?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 10, 2020 0

Families of high school seniors in our Paying For College 101 Facebook group took our 2020 Did You Get What You Expected? survey about their ... Read More

10 Income Strategies to Reduce Your Cost of College
Finance

10 Income Strategies to Reduce Your Cost of College

Road2College Road2College- June 9, 2020 0

Reducing your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is a viable strategy in trying to reduce your EFC and maximize how much financial aid colleges will offer ... Read More

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