Tag Archives: paying for college

Upcoming steps after the FAFSA

By now, your student has probably started filling out their FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal financial aid. After that, you and your student will be able to … Continue reading

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FAFSA like a pro

The time for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is here. By applying this year, you start down the financial aid journey for not just Federal student aid, but also possible private and merit-based aid, grants, and work-study … Continue reading

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How to get into college

Three tips to help you stay on track College can supply you with the tools needed to operate within a vast and complicated world. In studying for your next economics final, you’re also preparing for the real economic and social … Continue reading

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10 Hidden College Expenses

It’s no secret that college may require you to dig deep into your savings, but the importance of higher education is evident in today’s increasingly competitive job-market. To help you prepare for the various expenses that may not be quite … Continue reading

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FAFSA Essentials: What Every Student Needs to Know

For Seniors preparing to apply for federal financial aid or Juniors just beginning their college search, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one form nearly every college bound student will encounter. Completing the application may require tracking … Continue reading

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Options for filling in the financial gap

Planning how you are going to pay for college can be stressful, especially when your financial aid package doesn’t cover all your education costs, leaving a financial gap. This gap occurs when your college’s total Cost of Attendance exceeds the … Continue reading

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Counting costs

Do you have the money you need to pay for college? One of the most important things you can do to prepare for college is to make a solid financial plan. Figuring out how you are going to pay for … Continue reading

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How to make the most of your budget in college

Life is full of surprises. Maybe you have an opportunity to take a trip related to your field of study, or you’ve dropped your laptop. Since you want to be sure you have money available when you need it most, … Continue reading

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Moneymaking tips for high schoolers

Make the most of your passion It’s never too early to start planning for college. But as a high schooler, there’s one big challenge: what do you do to make money? Between studying, sports, and extracurricular activities, time can be … Continue reading

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Scholarships or Student Loans, what comes first?

As you start to look for options to help you finance your education, should you first search for scholarships or loans? Both scholarships and student loans are forms of financial aid that are available to help you pay for your … Continue reading

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