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5 Online Financial Aid Calculators You Need To Know About

by Mara Strom Unless your last name is Rockefeller, you’ll need to think long and hard about the expense of your college education. Even though more than 90% of college grads say their degree was “worth it,” the cost can still be staggering. If you’re in college — or planning to attend — here are […]

Get Started Applying for College Money Today!

The whole process of financial aid can be daunting. Sometimes it feels like trying to do your taxes while learning a new language. To make things easier, try to remember the Chinese Proverb, "the journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step."  The first step in the process is to APPLY FOR A PIN NUMBER. […]

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 […]

Here’s How to Get Student Financial Aid

The number one reason people don’t get financial aid is because they don’t apply. Their neighbor, brother-in-law or friend told them not to bother, they make too much money. Financial aid uses a federal methodology to determine your family’s EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC). They consider income, but they also consider the number of people in […]

Jewish Vocational Service Scholarships

The JVS Scholarship Program is a need-based program providing scholarships for college, graduate school, and vocational school to Jewish students who are permanent residents of Los Angeles County. The online application period closes in mid-March. Since 1972, Jewish Vocational Service has awarded more than $5 million to over 3,500 financially challenged Jewish students from Los […]

Work Study Or Real Job

I hope you have completed a time budget and understand better how much time you have available for work. How many hours you can commit yourself to work will depend on how flexible your employer is and how far the job is from campus. It will make a difference whether it is a routine or […]

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 […]

How to Get a Work-Study Job in College

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Every student can always use some extra cash while going to school. It also never hurts to gain some work experience. A part-time job can be a great way to supplement your income and add to your work history. But finding a part-time job that will gladly work around your school schedule and can be […]

Scholarship Thursday #15

It’s the middle of the August and the scholarship pickings continue to be slimmer than normal. The pace will pick up in the fall, though, and by November, you’ll need to plot out your application strategy in an Excel chart. In other words, enjoy the quieter season and the opportunity it provides to focus on […]