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 to get some help with your FAFSA, check out this list of … [Read more...] about Free Help with Completing FAFSA Available
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!
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
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 Application for Federal Student Aid. The … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tips For Filing Your FAFSA
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 because they "needed to go to work and make money." One-third of respondents said … [Read more...] about Financial Aid Critical to Graduation Rates