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Estimating Your Financial Aid Reward

College is a serious financial undertaking. At first glance college can look like an unaffordable venture. However, there are multiple vehicles that can help you attend your goal institution without fear of not being able to afford it. These vehicles include scholarships, grants, and student loans. Despite the existence of financial aid, the anxiety of affording school can afflict students and their families up until the summer as they wait for their financial aid packages to be released! Applying for student aid through FAFSA and the CSS Profile is like playing the lottery - except everybody is a winner. Like… Read more here!

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What is the CSS Profile?

The CSS Profile stands for the College Scholarship Service Profile.. It is an online application offered by the College Board for nonfederal financial aid. The CSS Profile is used by almost 300 colleges, universities, professional schools, scholarship programs, and scholarships. Similar to the FAFSA, this application considers student and parent financial information in order to signify how much nonfederal financial aid the student is elibigle.However, the information you’ll need to provide for the CSS Profile is much more in depth than the FAFSA. Also dissimilar to the FAFSA, this application is not free. The CSS Profile has a $9 base Fee and it… Read more here!

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Disasters and Financial Aid

Each year, numerous regions are affected by Mother Nature's unpredictable ways.  Tornadoes, massive storms and hurricanes all rain down on us (no pun intended).  Such a situation is difficult to deal with, much less bounce back from, but somehow people manage to do it.  Last year, Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast, causing devastation for many.  The same way people have done before them, New Jersey residents and New Yorkers picked up the pieces and are beginning to recover.  Reading this, you could be thinking, "Well yeah, that's horrible and it's all true, but what does it have to do… Read more here!

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Financial Aid Consensus

Most of you know by now that two key applications play crucial roles in financial aid: the CSS Profile and the FAFSA, each using their respective formulas to determine financial need.  But did you know that there is a third formula?  It's true; this formula is known as the Section 568 or Consensus formula.  we don't hear very much about it because the Consensus is used by a very limited number of colleges and universities in the U.S.  Let's talk about how the Consensus stacks up against the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Aspects of the Consensus that are Similar to … Read more here!

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Don’t Forget the CSS Profile

With all of the hustle and bustle of both tax season and FAFSA filing, we tend to think that the FAFSA is the on and only financial aid form to concern ourselves with.  That's not true for some, however.  In addition to this staple of a financial aid document, other schools use unique financial aid applications as well as the CSS Profile.  So, don't forget about the CSS Profile! A quick rundown, for those who might need the inside scoop on this document, goes something like this... The CSS Profile can, if you will, be thought of as the cousin… Read more here!

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Financial Aid Pitfalls

Financial aid season 2013-2014 is underway.  Hopefully most of you are in the process of gathering necessary information to apply for college aid for the next schoolyear right now.  While prepping for FAFSA submission, be sure to steer clear of various financial aid pitfalls that may harm your chances of getting maximum aid.  Below, these financial aid pitfalls are broken up into problems to avoid, plus their corresponding fixes. The Problem: Procrastination At Go Financial Aid, we stress time and time again to be on top of your game when applying for aid.  The worst thing an applicant can do… Read more here!

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Financial Aid Reminders

Happy new year to you all!  Now that 2012 is upon us, it means something else major is too: financial aid season.  Given all of this, now is definitely the time to increase your awareness of the financial aid process.  As a starter, let’s kick things off with a few important reminders. 1).  File your taxes. Yeah, a new year means tax season, and everyone’s gotta do it.   Taxes are ESPECIALLY important to get a jump on when considering financial aid for college.  In order to complete the ever-important FAFSA, students and families must have an accurate picture of their… Read more here!

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CSS Profile November 15th Early Decision/Early Action deadline

THE CSS PROFILE DEADLINE IS APPROACHING!  Well, at least for those of you who opted to pursue Early Decision/Early Action for you college applications.  We recently talked about Early Decision/Action applications coming due, and now that November 1st has passed, students who chose that path have other documents to put on their to-do lists.  Next on the list is the CSS profile, which is due for Early Decision/Action students on November 15th. What the heck is the CSS profile?  You could be thinking that right now.  Well, if your Early Decision school is a private college (The Profile is most… Read more here!

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Financial Advisor

Let's face it, we could all use some help getting everything in order for college.  Well, some schools have college financial advisors. Advisors can help students and families through the financial aid process and in finding college funds. Seeking help for application filing or to better understand the aid process ensures greater accuracy on your FAFSA application and consideration for maximum financial aid.If your school does not have financial advisors, do not fret.  Financial advisors are another name, or institutional equivalent to financial consultants, who are available at your disposal to assist with financial aid troubles and questions.  In fact,… Read more here!

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Application for Financial Assistance

You’re finally headed down College Street and looking forward to what lies ahead.  Opportunities are endless—where you want to go to school, what you want to study, experiences and activities are there for the taking.  But you know you will need help getting there.  You opened your wallet and flies just emerged; it’s that empty.  The next logical step is financial assistance.  How do you get it?  Paperwork.  To receive funds for school, an application for financial assistance is required.  Let’s talk about this a bit more. 1. There are several applications to be completed for financial aid, but first… Read more here!

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