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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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….because it’s FASTA…

January kicks off the start of the financial aid application season for the 2013/2014 academic year. Students and families across the country will be asked to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or as more commonly known, the… Continue reading

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What’s the FAFSA for?

If you’re applying for financial aid and wondering if you should bother completing the FAFSA, the short answer is “Yes, the sooner the better.” FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid,” and it’s your first step toward securing… Continue reading

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Waiting is taxing

After the ball dropped at midnight, my mind turned to a number of New Year to-dos. Some were different resolutions and some were beginning of the year standards. Like taxes. I’m always very anxious to get my taxes done as… Continue reading

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FAFSA time again

It’s that time of year again — time to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or Renewal FAFSA and get your funding squared away for college next year. Whether it’s your first time, or fourth time applying… Continue reading

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What your Financial Aid Office wants you to know

Preparing to head off to college in the fall is a big, hairy deal. There are way, way, way too many details to keep organized. One detail that tends to get overlooked: paying for tuition. Odd isn’t it? Most students… Continue reading

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