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Financial Aid Disbursement

The hard work is done. Your FASFA is complete and has long been mailed or sent electronically. Maybe you've even submitted your CSS Profile. Now what? The wait and questions begin: "When do I receive my scholarship and/or loan money?", "How will I know it arrived?", "Does the money automatically go to my school or personally to me?" Well, no need to wait for the answers about financial aid disbursement as you wait for your money to come through. Your financial aid is almost always distributed to your school first. Then, your school takes that money and applies it to school fees (tuition and… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants | Student Loans | Financial Aid Applications | FAFSA
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Colleges Hidden Costs

While colleges are supposed to give perspective students and their families the full cost of attendance, be careful especially when searching online the cost of attendance listed on a college's website may not include all hidden fees, living expenses, books, etc. College costs include: Tuition- Cost of your classes, whether you are part-time (which more than likely means paying per credit) or full-time. Fees- Which include but are not limited to activities, gym, health care, lab, technology, library, etc.. Some of these fees are even included for distance learners. Dorms/Rent Meal Plans/Food Books Other supplies: you may be required to… Read more here!

Categories: College Planning | College Savings
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