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Experts Call for Sweeping Overhaul of Financial Aid

September 22, 2008 by Mara Strom A panel of financial aid experts thinks that America’s federal financial aid system needs a major overhaul.  According to the Rethinking Student Aid study group, these changes include simplifying the application process (aka FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and increasing Pell grant maximums. The most […]

Supplemental Borrowing: The Federal Direct PLUS Loan

March 31, 2008 For families struggling to finance their children’s educational expenses, supplemental borrowing can be an important resource. Supplemental borrowing is particularly useful to those families that do not qualify for need-based financial aid or those families that qualify but whose financing needs are greater than their aid package. One of the most reliable […]

Financial Aid for the Post Graduate

One assumption made by financial aid recipients that needs clarification is the belief that loans are not considered financial assistance. In fact, the vast majority of financial aid dollars are disbursed to students in the form of loans. While federal and state governments do dish out plenty of grant and scholaship aid, loans (often termed […]