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FAFSA Workshop – Part 4: Determining Your FAFSA Deadline

Welcome to part 4 of the Financial Aid Finder’s five-part FAFSA Workshop. If you want to catch up on parts 1-3, follow these links: Essential FAFSA Documents FSA ID Today, I am focusing on FAFSA deadlines. You would think that with something like a deadline, this post would be pretty short. But the reality is, […]

FAFSA Workshop – Part 1: Essential Document Checklist

College Scholarships

Welcome to the Financial Aid Finder’s online FAFSA workshop. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is your key to the treasure chest of federal (and even some state) financial aid for college. If you want to qualify for federal student loans, federal grants (that’s free money, people!) or federal work-study […]

What Is The Student Aid Report (SAR)?

If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will soon receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in your email inbox. Take a few minutes to look at it. The Department of Ed will put Comment Codes on your SAR with a brief description of what you need to do. The colleges you […]

5 Ways to Find College Scholarships

If you are already attending college or are about to start in the fall, you no doubt realize just how expensive getting a higher education really is. Even if you choose a more frugal option such as attending your local community college and living at home with mom and dad, there are all sorts of […]

4 Easy Tips For Filing Your FAFSA

Every year, the federal government spends more than $86 billion to help young people go to college. As the single largest provider of student aid in the world, the US federal government offers grants, fellowships, loans and work study programs. Your key to this massive treasure chest is the FAFSA, otherwise known as the Free […]

Too Rich for Tuition Assistance… Too Poor for Tuition

by Mara Strom Wisebread had an interesting post about students whose families’ middle class income status has squeezed them out of the golden Medina of federal and state financial assistance: Financial Need. Blogger Xin Lu cites two college friends whose families were well off enough to be denied financial assistance to their top picks — […]

This Just In…Tuition is a Nightmare

Okay so the rumors are true, tuition costs are … not going down. Tuition for both public and private universities have gone up anywhere from 3-8 percent and that’s just the start. Universities are citing a plethora of reasons which can include anything from facility updates to an increase in gas prices. Does anyone else […]

Financial Aid for Online Degrees

Earlier this week we talked about whether or not distance learning is a good fit for you. Even if you passed our five-question “quiz” with flying colors, there’s another factor that any would-be student needs to consider: Cost. The viability of financial aid is a major factor for many students in selecting a school, and […]

Reduce the Cost of College, Part V: Upromise

Welcome to the part 5 of my series on ways to reduce the cost of college.  It’s been a while since we have had an update, so this one is quite overdue, I’m afraid. Just to remind you, so far, I’ve spotlighted four suggestions: 1. Graduate from college in three years rather than four 2. […]

529 College Savings Plans Comparisons

The Coverdell Education Savings: This type of college savings plan can be applied to more than college. A Coverdell Education Savings Account can be used as savings for elementary through high school education as well as college. Parents or students may contribute up to $2,000 a year tax-free. A few stipulations are that single parents […]