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Start the Process of Getting Financial Aid

Applying for aid is just the first step in a process. One in three applicants will be selected for a process called verification. If your application is selected, you will need to provide the financial aid office with tax forms and other documents. Provide the verification documents as soon as possible. Most financial aid offices […]

Federal Financial Aid Changes for 2012 / 2013

July brings the summer heat, fireworks and outdoor picnics. Along with all the fun, July also marks the start of a new financial aid award year. An award year always starts July 1 and runs through June 30 of the following year and this award year. For 2012/2013, many changes to the student aid program […]

Financial Aid Programs Affected By Budget Woes

The U.S. Congress is struggling to agree on the budget and whatever state you live in is struggling too. One of the big problems is that much of the fluff has already been cut and there are not a lot of discretionary areas to reduce spending. Education is one of the targets. How does that […]

Pell Grants are on the Chopping Block

Have you been watching the news?  There is a big fiscal stand-off in Washington, DC. Both sides say they want to reduce the deficit and balance the budget. Last week the House of Representatives passed HR 1, which would cut funding for education programs by $11.5 billion (16.1%). If the Senate passes this it would […]

Advice for Full-Time College Students

Plan ahead. The Pell Grant is paid on a pro-rated basis. If you are attending a four-year college or university, they may require you to attend full-time, but most community colleges leave the enrollment decision to the individual students. Research has shown that students who attend full-time are usually more successful in their studies. This […]

In the News: Obama Suggests Major Overhaul of Student Loans

On Wednesday, President Obama revealed his budget plan, which includes a major overhaul of the current federal student loan program. The sweeping and controversial plan would completely alter the $85 billion student loan business, which currently profits companies like Sallie Mae to the tune of $4 billion a year. Here’s how: The way federal Stafford […]