Category Archives: Financial aid

Get College Ready Podcast: What changed about the FAFSA?

Wells Fargo’s annual Get College Ready national campaign and accompanying interactive website, which includes advice and guidance articles, calculators, and videos, was created to help students and parents financially prepare for college, and make informed decisions around credit, insurance needs, … Continue reading

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Ways to pay for college

Paying for college may seem like a big task, especially when you’re just getting started. Federal aid may cover the bulk of your college costs, but what about the leftover expenses? Here are some ways to help you pay for … Continue reading

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Tools to help compare award letters

When your student receives college award letters in the mail, comparing them may seem tricky. Not every school uses the exact same terminology and there is no standardized format. There are some easy-to-use online tools that can help you and … Continue reading

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They’ve been accepted! Now let’s tie up loose ends

As schools make final selections on their applicants, your students may see letters stacking up in their mailboxes. Whether they have a wealth of options or one clear decision, students may look for advice on what comes next. Here are … Continue reading

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Three tips to demystifying award letters

College-bound students will be receiving their award letters in the coming months, and many may find they have questions. From subsidized to unsubsidized loans, cost of attendance to expected family contribution — award letters bring in a whole new string … Continue reading

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Intro to FAFSA: Who, what, when, where, and how

It’s time again to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. So how do you help your students and their families who may be filling out the form for the first time? We’ve … 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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FAFSA FAQ

What is the FAFSA? FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.”   Completing this application is the first step to securing financial aid for college. Who should complete the FAFSA? Any student who needs financing (grants or student loans) … Continue reading

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The five step journey to college financial aid

No matter how prepared you are, navigating the financial aid process can be a tricky experience. To help, we put together the following infographic that spells out, in five simple steps, how you can determine what financial aid you need … Continue reading

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Getting smart about award letters

At this time of year, your senior is probably anxiously awaiting award letters from the schools he or she applied to. While receiving an award letter is exciting, it’s important that to understand how to read and interpret these awards. … Continue reading

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