Category: Financial aid

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

Spring break is over, and so is our son’s senior year...almost. We have spent most of high school exploring careers; plotting a path; comparing college ... 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

Funding College When You Have a FAFSA Score of Zero
Finance

Funding College When You Have a FAFSA Score of Zero

Brynne Conroy Brynne Conroy- May 20, 2020 0

There’s a whole subset of would-be college attendees who do not qualify for financial aid based on the FAFSA, but still cannot afford college without ... Read More

When Should You Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter?
Finance

When Should You Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter?

Road2College Road2College- May 15, 2020 0

  You received the financial award letter for your student, but you’re disappointed. It’s nowhere near what you wanted – or needed. What do you ... Read More

FSA ID: What Is It and How Do You Create One?
Finance

FSA ID: What Is It and How Do You Create One?

Road2College Road2College- May 4, 2020 0

  If you find the acronyms associated with applying for college aid confusing, you’re certainly not alone. However, understanding all the terms is a vital ... Read More

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