Which College Is Right for You? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

“So, where are you going to school next year?” Sometimes it feels like this is the only question people ask you. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about a certain university, or maybe you have no idea what you even want to do with your life, let alone where to go to school. Choosing the right program

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5 Financial Aid Tips for Parents (from a Parent)

Happy New (School) Year! The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time in our home. For my kids, it’s the anticipation of going back to school, making new friends, and the start of soccer! For my husband and me, it’s the joy of getting back to a routine. This year is slightly

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10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid

There’s so much information available about financial aid for college that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction.  We’ve got you covered!   Here are some common myths about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)—and we’ll give you the real scoop.   MYTH 1: My parents make too

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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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4 Things You Should Know After Filing Your FAFSA

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1, 2016.  Here are a few things to look out for after you submit your FAFSA: 1. Your FAFSA confirmation page is not your financial aid award. After you complete the FAFSA online and click “SUBMIT,” you’ll see a confirmation page like the one

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Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA ASAP

[HERO IMAGE of the green clock]   Spoiler alert: college is really expensive. Begging the government for money can make it more affordable! Such begging is done in the form of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—FAFSA® for short. In order to maximize the amount of aid you can get, it’s very important that

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7 Myths About the 2017–18 FAFSA Debunked

You might have heard that the next FAFSA® will be available on October 1, 2016 as opposed to January 1, 2017. Well, it’s not a myth! If you (or your child) are planning to go to college during the 2017–18 academic year, you’ll want to make sure you have your facts straight. Check out the

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Counselors: 5 Creative Ways to Help with the Financial Aid Planning Process

This past spring, I had the pleasure of traveling out to Phoenix, Arizona to meet with various counselors, mentors, and college access professionals to learn more about how they are getting ready for the upcoming FAFSA season. With the FAFSA launching earlier this year on October 1, many of you have started to organize events

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18 Things We Wish We Knew When We Were Starting College

Freshmen orientation. You can almost smell the nerves in the room, but you’re not worried. Dorm room, check. Class schedule, check. Textbooks, check. Watching your siblings and friends go through their college years has prepared you for the years ahead. Surely there were bumps and bruises, but there’s bound to be people on campus to

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2 Major FAFSA® Changes You Need to Be Aware Of

There are two exciting changes coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process this year. 1. The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling

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