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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 […]

FAFSA Workshop Part 2: The FSA ID

Welcome to part two of the Financial Aid Finder’s online FAFSA workshop. (Go here to read Part 1: The Essential Document Checklist .) The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it is your key to unlocking the treasure chest of federal financial aid. In order to help you maximize your student […]

FAFSA Workshop Part 3: Common Blunders on the FAFSA Application

Welcome to part 3 of the Financial Aid Finder’s five-part FAFSA Workshop. As the month of February winds its way down, many of you have just days or weeks left to finish up your FAFSA. In the first two weeks of our series, we gave you a list of the Essential FAFSA Documents and talked […]

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 […]

FAFSA Workshop – Part 1: Essential Document Checklist

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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 […]

Free Help with Completing FAFSA Available

Are you struggling to finish your Free Application for Federal Student Aid? The FAFSA was shortened a bit this year, but that federal form is no doubt still a bit tricky and time consuming. Yet, without a completed FAFSA, you are not eligible for any federal aid, including grants, loans and work-study. If you’d like […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Financial Aid Critical to Graduation Rates

Financial aid won't just fall from the sky. You must fill out your FAFSA form!

If you are a college student, or planning to be one in the future, here are some facts you should brush up on. According to the research group Public Agenda (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), more than half of all students who dropped out of school and failed to graduate did so […]