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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 […]

Scholarship Thursday 19 – Tell A Friend Scholarship

Welcome back to school!  By now, all you coeds should be happily ensconced in your gleaming ivory tower.  How is it going? I hope your transition has been a smooth one! So amidst all the excitement of a new year, have any of you encountered the sinking realization that all that money from your student […]

Get a Head Start on your Financial Aid: File Your Taxes Early !

All employers, schools, organizations, etc. are required to send your tax information to you by January 31 of each year. Examples: W-2s (from your employer- record of wages earned) 1098T (record of college tuition and fees) 1099 Misc (record of non employer wages)  ***For more information visit www.irs.gov.                       If you are planning to attend […]

10 Steps to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loans

by Mara Strom Did you know that a Stafford or Perkins student loan is one of the only forms of debt that cannot be discharged in a bankruptcy claim? Student loans are with you for life – so you need to be serious about paying them back. If you haven’t paid back your loans for […]

Five Student Financial Aid Mistakes

Don’t make any of these five college financial aid mistakes 1. Failing to Apply 2. Missing the Deadlines 3. Starting a College Savings Account in Your Child’s Name 4. Forgetting to Budget for “College Life” 5. Failing to Investigate Lenders Failing to Apply for Scholarships, Grants, and Student Loans: Many families miss out on financial […]

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 […]

Reader Question: Student Loan Income Repayment Option

It looks like the last two weeks have unintentionally turned in to the “Student Loan Hour” here at the Financial Aid Finder. Earlier this week, I covered the New York Times piece on student loan debt. Five experts sounded off on the question, “How much student loan debt is too much?” (Did you answer that […]

Summer Break is the Time to Review Financial Aid

Now that summer is here, for most student’s that means summer break is here as well! While your summer is probably already packed with trips, concerts, work and catching up with friends and family, it’s also a great time to review your financial aid and college budget! While this may be at the bottom of […]

How to Avoid Defaulting On Student Loan Payments

Are you a graduating senior? Congratulations! You are about to enter the "real world." That’s the good news. The bad news is the economy is still unstable – and the graduating class is graduating with a higher student loan burden than any class in history. Not only is harder than ever to find a job […]

50 Colleges Pledge No Loans for Their Students

At least 50 colleges have signed a pledge that they will remain fully committed to meeting their students’ financial aid needs without necessitating student loans — regardless of the impact of the economic crisis on their endowments, reports the non-profit Project on Student Debt. Although there are thousands of colleges and universities across the United […]