Archive October 2010 in our Blog


Changing Financial Aid Requirements

In order to qualify for federal aid to help you pay for your education, there are various financial aid requirements that will determine whether or not you can receive federal funding. In recent news, the US Department of Education has been discussing the changing of financial aid regulations in the federal sector. According to statements the department has made recently, these changes should be in effect by July 2011. The alteration of financial aid regulations are intended to protect both taxpayers and students borrowing money. These changes are also targeted at stopping universities from misleading students with financial aid information… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants | Student Loans
Tags: financial aid eligibility financial aid requirements us department of education

Getting Your Financial Aid Questions Answered

The average person preparing to apply for financial aid and face the process of weighing out all the available options certainly does not have all the answers. If you are struggling with the financial aid process, and are finding yourself in a bind over all of the research and applications, don't sweat it. There are plenty of ways to make the financial aid process easier, and one of the most important ways is to get help. Don't feel like you have to face the process of getting money for school without any outside assistance. Here are some answers to a… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
Tags: fafsa questions fafsa renewal financial aid

Websites Stepping Up to Provide Financial Aid Help

With the economy still struggling to recover from recession, and families still reeling from the financial drawbacks of a failing economy, paying for college is certainly not an easy task.  Now, more than ever, financial aid is playing a crucial role in allowing students to be able to afford extending their education beyond high school.  However, the financial aid process itself has also proven to be no simple feat to accomplish.  It involves quite a lot of paperwork and research in order to find the best options possible. Thankfully, more websites are stepping up to provide financial aid help for… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Student Loans | Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
Tags: fafsa financial aid financial aid resources student loans

What Are the Benefits of Financial Aid Grants?

Of all the forms of financial aid available to prospective college students, grants are easily one of the most sought after.  One of the most desired grants is the Federal Pell Grant, which is a grant provided by the federal government and given out to those whom government officials deem most in need of aid.   People that obtain this grant typically struggle financially, and must usually present evidence of a strong need for financial aid before being able to attend a college or university. While this is one of the most sought after forms of grants, it is certainly not the only one. … Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants
Tags: benefits of grants education grants financial aid pell grant

Worried About Paying Off Your Federal Student Aid Loan?

After obtaining the amount of financial aid you need to attend the college or university of your choice, the next thing to be aware of down the road is how you plan on paying it off.  Many people struggle with this part of the loan process, and end up getting in over their heads in debt.  There are ways to prevent this, so don't scare yourself away from trying to get financial aid for fear of it racking up later on.  This does NOT need to happen.  Here are some tips to help you pay off the your federal aid: - Knowing how much money you… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Student Loans
Tags: education loans financial aid repaying loans student loans

Getting the Financial Aid Money You Deserve

Getting the amount of financial aid money necessary for you to attend the school of your choice is not an impossible task.  Many may think so due to the increasing difficulty of the process itself.  However, it is a hurdle that cannot be bypassed in the college process because without financial aid, college can cost thousands of dollars that most people cannot afford, causing many to give up on the dream of going to college altogether. You don't have to give up your education because of financial predicaments brought about by not looking into the financial aid processes and getting the help… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants | Scholarships | Student Loans | Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
Tags: fafsa financial aid grants scholarships student loans

Financial Aid for Every College Student

It’s common to cringe at the sight of the tuition price tag attached to the college of your choice. However, what many people hoping to attend college but getting scared away by the cost do not realize is that most students actually don’t pay the price set at a college or university. It is becoming apparent that the amounts paid by students to attend school are not nearly as high as advertised by the schools themselves. This reduction in price can be attributed to the assistance from scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid. Thanks to changes being implemented… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Scholarships | Student Loans | Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
Tags: fafsa financial aid financial aid consultants

Is the FAFSA Application Scaring You Away From College?

Recently, more FAFSA-related topics have been discussed in the national news regarding the correlation between the difficulty of the form, and the lowering amount of students attending college.  More and more students are finding themselves having to either pay for college without parental assistance or to just simply not attend school until they can afford it, if at all. Many universities are dealing with the common issue among students of not being able to obtain sufficient financial aid to attend college, and this predicament is often seen in students whose parents will not help them financially to go to a… Read more here!

Categories: College Planning | College Savings | Financial Aid
Tags: fafsa financial aid consultants financial assistance

Changing the FAFSA to Raise Graduation Rates

Anyone who has filled out the FAFSA form, going through the extensive process of obtaining all the necessary information and then making sure the form is filled out accurately, knows all too well how stressful and frustrating it can be.  According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the days of suffering over the FAFSA may be well on their way to ending. On October 4th, Duncan participated in a teleconference with student journalists from all around the US.  Reiterating statements made by President Obama, he stressed the significance of raising America’s world-wide ranking of college graduates, which has dropped to… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
Tags: easier fafsa fafsa financial aid

College Financial Aid Services

Finding sources of aid for college, as well as actually obtaining the money can be pretty challenging and just downright confusing.  However, there are many college financial aid services out there to help you get the aid you need, while at the same time making it as stress-free as possible.  Here are a few resources that would be considered forms of college financial aid services that can be of some assistance to you: Scholarships There is tons of scholarship money available out there, and it’s money that you don’t have to pay back. While filling out applications and writing essays… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Scholarships | Student Loans | Financial Aid Applications | CSS Profile | FAFSA
Tags: fafsa calculators financial aid consultant military financial aid scholarships student loans

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