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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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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By |October 18th, 2016|FAFSA, Federal Student Aid, Headlines, News|Comments Off on 10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid|

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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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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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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