Category Archives: Paying for college

Five questions to ask your students about paying for college

There are several basic things your students need to have done in order to stay on track with their financial aid for their first college semester. Here’s a checklist of questions that can get them started in the right direction. … 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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New ways to secure college scholarships

While the world of college financing may have changed dramatically over the last generation, technology has made searching for scholarships simpler and more focused. If you have started working with your high school student to find money for college, you … 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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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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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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How much does college really cost?

As you begin the college search with your high school student, determining cost of a school isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. You can easily determine a college’s listed price, but what you’re probably more interested in is … 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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Fund your way: Five scholarship search sites for college-bound students

If you’re a college-bound senior researching the cost of attending your school of choice, you are likely aware that the cost of attending college has gone up dramatically in the past decade, and there is no sign of reduction in … Continue reading

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