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FAFSA Essentials: What Every Student Needs to Know

For Seniors preparing to apply for federal financial aid or Juniors just beginning their college search, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one form nearly every college bound student will encounter. Completing the application may require tracking … Continue reading

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Parents’ discussion guide: Questions to ask your student’s academic advisor

Help to set your teen up for success by starting an ongoing conversation with their school counselor or academic advisor. If you’re speaking with a school counselor for the first time, you might be a little unsure of what to … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Made Easy: Help Your High Schooler Master the FAFSA

The big day is approaching: this fall college classes will begin, new friends will be made, and students across the country will embark on their biggest journey yet. But before they start, there’s still a lot to do. And one … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Submit: Get your FAFSA in Fast

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one of the most important documents you’ll fill out as you begin your college journey. But just because it’s important doesn’t mean it should be intimidating or difficult. Here are some … Continue reading

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FAFSA Essentials: What Every Student Needs to Know

For Seniors preparing to apply for federal financial aid or Juniors just beginning their college search, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one form nearly every college bound student will encounter. Completing the application may require tracking … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about financial aid

February is Financial Aid Awareness month, and in that spirit, I’m going to share the top five things I think every student should understand about financial aid. Are you ready? Let’s get started! Not all financial aid is need-based. This is the … Continue reading

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Completing the FAFSA

If you’re planning to use financial aid for college next year, the FAFSA is the place to begin.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is your gateway to receive all kinds of federal and state financial aid. Complete … Continue reading

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5 steps toward college

Making the decision to attend college can be life changing.  Once you have made the choice, you then need to figure out how to pay for it which, let’s face it, can be overwhelming.  Many families are not sure how … Continue reading

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Do you speak financial aid?

Time to learn a new language if you don’t. As you complete the FAFSA, apply for student loans and review documents from your school and possibly your student loan lender, you’ll likely come across all kinds of terms that are… Continue reading

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Financial aid tools to keep at your fingertips

The next few months will be the heart of college planning for many high school seniors. It’s when you complete the FAFSA, receive your award letter and make your decisions about financial aid, including student loans. Because it’s a busy… Continue reading

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