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Contrary to what many may think, government financial aid is not the only kind of aid out there.  There are lots of non-governmental financial aid options out there that can provide you with funding additional to that of the government.  The way to obtain this non-governmental aid is to fill out the CSS PROFILE application, which is provided online through the College Board (a non-profit, national association that helps people obtain academic success). A lot of colleges/universities actually require that applicants fill out the CSS application along with the FAFSA form, so it definitely doesn’t hurt to do so, even… Read more here!

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MTV and Financial Aid Help

You probably wouldn’t normally associate MTV with financial aid help.  However, it might be time to start.  MTV is teaming up with the College Board, the nonprofit administrator of the SAT’s, to increase rates of college completion. On September 16, 2010, the two well-known organizations announced their “Get Schooled College Affordability Challenge,” with the help of Grammy-winning artist John Legend.  This challenge is being done through the “Get Schooled” campaign through Howard University, which is aimed at supporting and empowering youth and their families to help solve the problems in the US education system.  The challenge calls for students to… Read more here!

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Required Financial Aid Forms

When applying for financial aid, the number and complexity of the required financial aid forms varies by school. As a general rule, private schools typically require more in the way of financial aid forms, including a CSS/Financial Aid Profile, which is administered by College Board. These additional and more complex forms are meant to more accurately uncover the total income and assets of the student and his/her parents (if dependent).The problem typically comes when you are applying to multiple schools and therefore must fill out a wide-range of financial aid forms. While the two primary forms are standardized (the FAFSA… Read more here!

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