Tag Archives: FAFSA

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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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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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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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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Parents’ discussion guide: Questions to ask your student’s academic advisor

Help to set your teen up for success by starting an ongoing conversation with their school counselor or academic advisor. If you’re speaking with a school counselor for the first time, you might be a little unsure of what to … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Made Easy: Help Your High Schooler Master the FAFSA

The big day is approaching: this fall college classes will begin, new friends will be made, and students across the country will embark on their biggest journey yet. But before they start, there’s still a lot to do. And one … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Submit: Get your FAFSA in Fast

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is one of the most important documents you’ll fill out as you begin your college journey. But just because it’s important doesn’t mean it should be intimidating or difficult. Here are some … Continue reading

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