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 be relevant, since you had March 1st (or earlier) … [Read more...] about FAFSA Workshop – Part 5: Frequently Asked Questions
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 to get discouraged because financial aid is available and … [Read more...] about The Race that is Driving Tuition Increase
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 may not earn more than $110,000 and … [Read more...] about 529 College Savings Plans Comparisons
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 for federal aid and Pell Grants. More than 80% of students fill out … [Read more...] about FAFSA Deadline – Fill Out Required Financial Aid Forms!
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 may not seem realistic BUT the expensive private … [Read more...] about Student Financial Aid Tips – Maxing Out!