January 1 is quickly approaching–are you ready to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
This video from the U.S. Department of Education tells you everything you need to know about preparing for and filling out the FAFSA.
It might seem unfair, but researchers from Rice University in Houston and the University of Wisconsin have found that martial status plays a significant role in college costs and financial aid. Students from families of divorce pay more According to a NY Times report and a study published in the Journal of Family Issues, college costs fall more […]
How should financial aid be given out? How can we make college more affordable? How can student loans be improved? The NY Times recently explored these questions and more in a Room for Debate column. Simplifying financial aid The higher education professionals involved in the discussion emphasized the need for creative solutions to pay for […]
This video from Reuters TV offers a year-by-year plan for high school students and their parents to help them prepare for college. It includes some great tips on saving for college and how to get the most financial aid possible.
Want to apply to college, but worried about all those application fees adding up? The College Board wants to help you.
If you got a high score on your SAT or PSAT, you may soon be receiving a package that will make it free to apply to 6 colleges of your choice, the New York Times reports. The College Board is sending fee waivers to about 28,000 seniors who scored in the top 15 percent of test takers and whose family is in the bottom quarter of income distribution.
Inside Higher Education published a great piece on understanding “financial aid speak” from college financial aid offices. To the average parent, it can feel like college financial aid representatives are speaking a whole different language.
Who wouldn’t love to pay less for their college degree? Check out this slideshow from US News Education to find out how you can save on college costs and make your money go farther once you’re enrolled.
Many prospective and current college students don’t realize that their income and assets are taken into account when they apply for financial aid, just like that of their parents. So should students be worried about earning too much money and receiving less financial aid if they have a job?
Not sure how you’re going to pay for college? Here are 5 useful tips for preparing for the cost of college and minimizing your student loan debt. Tip #1: Be self-reliant. It’s a great idea to get a job during high school and start saving early to have backup funds in preparation for college expenses. Remember, […]
So you filled out the FAFSA–now what? Here’s an overview of what to expect. To summarize: 1. Within a few days of completing the FAFSA, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). This will be a paper or electronic document listing your answers on the FAFSA. You can view your SAR online at fafsa.ed.gov using […]