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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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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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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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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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Four ways to help your senior secure scholarships

Senior year is when college starts to get real for many students. As they start digging into the details, the importance of securing scholarship money may become clearer. Though they need to take the lead in the search, there are … Continue reading

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Four tips to helping your students find scholarship money

Many students know that colleges costs are rising, yet, the benefits of a college education are important in many ways. As a school counselor, you play an important role in helping your students find opportunities to pay for college. You … Continue reading

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How to find scholarships and grants

Finding the money: jumpstart your search College can be really expensive. However, you may not know there is free money out there, waiting for you. You just have to know where to find it. Scholarships and grants are a good … 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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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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A little low on dough?

October is here and you have settled into the fall semester at college. Everything is going great except you have already gone over budget and money is tight. What to do? This is very common, especially for first year students. … Continue reading

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