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FAFSA Workshop – Part 5: Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the final part of the Financial Aid Finder’s five-part FAFSA Workshop. If you want to catch up on parts 1-4, follow these links: Essential FAFSA Documents FSA ID Common FAFSA Blunders FAFSA Deadlines Well, we have arrived at the final installment of our FAFSA workshop. For some of you, this may no longer […]

The Race that is Driving Tuition Increase

The sticker price of tuition is increasingly a scary prospect. How on earth do these schools expect people to pay more than the average median income of a U.S. family? And more importantly why must they charge these prices? There really is no simple answer to those questions. The main thing to remember is not […]

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 […]

FAFSA Deadline – Fill Out Required Financial Aid Forms!

Apply as soon as possible for financial aid! The actual deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not officially due until June 30 in most states. However, if you wait this long your chances of obtaining federal aid could be very poor. The FAFSA is the only way you can qualify […]

Student Financial Aid Tips – Maxing Out!

When it comes to student financial aid it helps to know every avenue that leads to gaining money for your college education. Below we have comprised some helpful tips that may assist you secure the financial aid you need. Target the High Dollar Private Colleges Applying for financial aid at a pricey college or university […]

529 College Savings Plans Help Fill Student Financial Aid Needs

It’s never too late to save for your children’s education. Even if your child is a teenager, save as much money as you can until they are ready to attend college. One way to save is with a 529 college savings plan. A 529 college savings plan is an investment plan that puts money aside […]

Competing for College Students

Throughout most of the application process the potential student is courting the college but as a recent article in the New York Times points out, when decision making time approaches the roles are reversed. Some schools will lay on the charm extra thick to entice students to choose their acceptance. Personal e-mails, letters, phone calls […]

Saving for College – Start Planning Early

It’s never too early to start planning for how you are going to pay for your child’s college education. Saving for college is critical. Public Universities tend to raise tuition every year! It’s scary to imagine what that cost might be eighteen years from now. If you have just had a baby or plan to […]

How Much Is Your College Degree Really Worth?

We’ve all read the statistics that a college graduate earns $1 million more over their lifetime than a non-college grad. That’s a pretty compelling reason to go to college, isn’t it? But is it accurate? Or does it depend on what you study? And therefore, what kind of career you will pursue when you graduate? […]

One More Reason to Keep Your Grades Up

If you are a student you may already be conscious of your grades for college entrance purposes. One more reason to keep those grades up is the correlation between grades and financial aid. Students don’t have to be the valedictorian or the next Rhodes Scholar but good grades will equal more money. A combination of […]