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 five online calculators that can help you get a handle on your higher … [Read more...] about 5 Online Financial Aid Calculators You Need To Know About
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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. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student … [Read more...] about Get Started Applying for College Money Today!
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 listed on your FAFSA will also get these comment codes attached to the … [Read more...] about What Is The Student Aid Report (SAR)?
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 the household, how many of those … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Get Student Financial Aid
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 … [Read more...] about Jewish Vocational Service Scholarships