Don’t Fall For These Federal Student Aid Myths

There is free money for college available to students that goes unclaimed every year. Maybe that’s because people believe a lot of the myths that are out there about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Here are some of the worst offenders. Myth 1: My family makes too much money – There really […]

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FAFSA and Selective Service Registration

We just want to take a moment to calm some fears that have surfaced online regarding FAFSA and selective service registration. Since there have been concerns about escalation in the Middle East, some young Americans are growing concerned about what selective service means and what the answer to question 22 on FAFSA will have to […]

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How to Avoid Being Fooled By College Loan Scams

If people are willing to scam the elderly, it should be no surprise that there are shady individuals trying to take money from college students with loans. Here are a few tips to help you identify a student loan debt relief scam. They want your FSA ID – No one should ever ask you for […]

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How to Gauge Just How Good a Financial Aid Offer Really Is

If you are going to make a good decision about whether or not you can afford a certain school, you need to be able to understand the financial aid offers that you receive. Here are a few tips to help: Understand the total cost of attendance. This means tuition, books, housing, the meal plan, etc. […]

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Tips for Reducing Your Out-Pocket College Expenses

Tuition can cost a small fortune in the modern college climate. What can you do to minimize your overall expenses? Here are a few ways to keep college loans to a minimum. Complete your degree on-time – Most people take six years to finish a four-year degree. That’s four extra semesters of paying for tuition, […]

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Tips for Students Planning to Be College Freshmen in the Fall

A shocking statistic from the US Department of Education is that 1 in 3 students who graduate high school and plan to go to college this fall won’t get there. If that number is even close to accurate, high school seniors who plan on being a college freshman next fall need to make sure they […]

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Don’t Fill Out the FAFSA for 2020-21 Until You Read This

The 2020-21 FAFSA is freshly available on fafsa.gov, but before you run to fill it out, there are a few things you should know. You need to create a username and password – This will become your FSA ID. You should have one of your parents create an ID, as well. This will allow them […]

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3 Sources to Check So You Don’t Miss Your FAFSA Deadline

When it comes to filing the FAFSA on time, there are actually several sources that you need to check to know the deadlines. This is because the federal government, the state government, and the individual schools all have their own rules when it comes to student aid. With that in mind, here are three sources […]

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Tips for Maximizing Your College Scholarships

Depending on your family situation and other factors, you will likely get some money for college by filling out the FAFSA form. Does that mean you will have to pay the rest out of pocket? One way to make up the difference is to receive money from scholarships. Here are a few tips. Apply for […]

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Congrats on Filing the FAFSA – Now What

If you have already filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), what are the next steps you should take in order to make sure you receive as much assistance as possible? Here are a few tips: Review – After completing the form, you will receive a confirmation page. On this page, you […]

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