The New Financial Aid Form and You

If you’ve ever had the pleasure (read: misfortune) of filling out a financial aid form, then you probably have seen first-hand how confusing these forms can be. While you may have spent the past four years of high school studying and preparing for ACT/SATexams, nothing could prepare you for the baffling forms required to ensure your college exper...

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5 Reasons Why You Should File for FAFSA

If you are anything like I was after I got past applying for colleges, you’re tired of filling out forms for anything college related.  One of the most important forms that you could possibly fill out is the FASFA form.  Though it may look intimidating and complicated, it’s actually a pretty important and can help you save a lot of money in p...

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The Worst Financial Aid Advice I Ever Got

If I had a dollar for every time someone tried to give me college advice, I could finally buy that pony I’ve been wanting since the third grade. Although I know people mean well, the constant input can get tiring. This is especially true when the advice is as fantastically bad as the kind I got concerning financial aid. It was like everyone aroun...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Financial Aid Package

College is not cheap. According to Collegeboard.com, “about two-thirds of full-time undergraduate college students receive some type of financial aid.” After you complete the FAFSA form (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with your college or university, you will receive a financial aid package. The package is a breakdown of all the loan...

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Paying For College: 6 Financial Aid Myths

Paying for college is challenging and the financial aid process can be confusing for high school students and their parents. Below are 6 Financial Aid Myths that you should be cautious of as you navigate the financial aid process. Myth #1 – My Parent’s Make Too Much Money, So I Won’t Get Financial Aid Before you make the assumption that you...

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FAFSA Deadline

It’s almost that time of year again…time to start filling out those dreaded financial aid forms beginning January 1st before the FAFSA deadline of June 30th. For those high school seniors who don’t know much about the college financial aid process, the FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an application that has ...

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Federal School Codes For Colleges

An important part of the FAFSA formula is locating the federal school codes for colleges you have applied to. This unique code is assigned by the Department of Education. All college-bound high school seniors must input these codes on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms to indicate which colleges and universities they want ...

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FAFSA Login

So you’ve survived application season, been accepted, and are ready to pack your bags quicker than Aunt Shelia can ask you what you want to major in for the 12th time! What’s missing? Your FAFSA Login Information! (FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Not what you were wanting to do with your Christmas break, right? Fortunately for...

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Follow These 3 Steps When Applying For Financial Aid

All college-bound students are advised to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, as soon as possible. However, as convenient as it is nowadays to fill out FASFA online, there are a number of other less advertised and fairly inconvenient steps in the process. Here are some parts of the filing process that you should be prepared...

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FAFSA SAR

Once you complete your FAFSA online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov or through mailing in the paper version, you will receive your FAFSA SAR (Student Aid Report). What’s the FAFSA SAR? Your FAFSA SAR will summarize all of the information you included on your FAFSA form and provide you with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution). If you filed your FAFSA online...

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