4 Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers

1. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years). View complete program details at StudentAid.gov/publicservice. Here are some highlights: This program has the broadest employment qualification requirements of the federal programs listed—it doesn’t require that you teach at a low-income a public

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How to Fill Out the FAFSA When You Have More Than One Child in College

Having one child who is heading to college can be stressful, but having to help multiple children at the same time can feel like too much to manage. While I can’t save you from a forgotten application deadline or the “how to do your own laundry” lessons, hopefully, I can help make the financial aid

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12 Common FAFSA Mistakes

The 2017–18 FAFSA® will be available October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual! Beginning this year, you’ll also be required to use earlier (2015) tax information than in previous years. How does that benefit you? Since you’ve already filed your 2015 taxes, you’ll be able to transfer your tax information into your FAFSA right away!

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8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

Need to fill out the FAFSA® but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help. Let’s walk through the process step by step: 1. Create an Account (FSA ID) Student: An FSA ID is a username and password you need to log in to and sign the FAFSA online. If you don’t have an FSA

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7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual—at 12 a.m. Central time. You should fill it out as soon as possible on the official government site, fafsa.gov. To speed up the

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8 Common Student Loan Mistakes

Mistake #1: Letting your contact information become out-of-date Moving away from campus? Changing your cell phone number or e-mail address? Make sure you let your loan servicer know. Their services are provided free of charge, but they can only help you if they can reach you. Mistake #2: Paying for student loan help You may have

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3 Types of FAFSA Deadlines You Should Pay Attention To

Ah, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your U.S. history paper is due at midnight, and you still don’t

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Parents: Tips to Help Your Child Complete the 2016–17 FAFSA

If you’re a parent of a college-bound child, the financial aid process can seem a bit overwhelming. Who’s considered the parent? Who do you include in household size? How do assets and tax filing fit into the process? Does this have to be done every year? Here are some common questions that parents have when

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Why Students and Parents Need to Create Their Own FSA IDs

Each year, more than 18 million people submit a FAFSA, and the U.S. Department of Education provides more than $150 billion dollars in federal student aid. To protect the integrity of this important financial system and the private data of all of the students, parents and borrowers within it, it’s essential that only the FSA

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5 Common Student Loan Mistakes

1) Not figuring out how much you’ll need to pay each month As you’re trying to plan your life after graduation, it’s important that you know how much you’ll need to pay each month toward your student loans so you can budget your other expenses accordingly. To estimate what you’ll need to pay based on […]
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