Tag: financial aid application

Plan for college early to maximize financial aid

Posted on September 30th, 2013

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.

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Decoding the language of financial aid

Posted on August 9th, 2013

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.

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Does asking for financial aid hurt your chances of getting into college?

Posted on March 11th, 2013

Many students and their families worry that applying for financial aid could hurt their chances of being admitted to colleges. Unfortunately, many schools do take financial need into account when evaluating students for admissions. According to the New York Times, most colleges and universities in the United States today are considered “need-aware.” This means they […]

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