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Financial aid. Those words alone can be enough to make someone cringe. The process of obtaining college funds is complicated, after all. From the FAFSA to the CSS Profile, not to mention all of the personal information required for such forms, getting financial aid for college can be a big ol’ headache. But it doesn’t have to be!Believe it or not, there are people out there who understand things like EFC, loan interest rates, and the whole gamut of confusing money details we all need to deal with in order to get help paying for college. These people, aptly named,… Read more here!
There were so many questions I had when I went to complete my FAFSA for the first time back in 2003. Actually, I had so many questions that I put the application to the side and had a family friend complete it for me! I’m not sure if the answers weren’t there or if I just didn’t take the time out to seek the answers. Well, hopefully you won’t have to go through what I went through. There is FAFSA help for you. When you go to log onto your FAFSA application online, you will find that there are several… Read more here!
Paperwork, scholarships, grants, loans, deadlines, graduation, decisions…. Ahhhh!!! And on and on with the list of things on your mind as a college student. You almost feel like you need another person to help with everything you need to accomplish, right? Well, that’s the purpose of this blog--to, in a sense, provide you with information you need to get in touch with that person. If you have never heard of a financial aid advisor, try not feel like you need to start “Googling” to figure out why you are out of the loop. A financial aid advisor is the person… Read more here!
The financial aid process would not commonly be described as easy. To break it down into steps that will make it much more doable for you overall, there are many financial aid services offered to assist you as much as possible. No one expects you to be a financial aid expert, and documents like the FAFSA and CSS Profile can get pretty dense and require a lot of personal information that you may not know you need. Here are some financial aid services offered that will help simplify this process, making it much less of a burden for you in… Read more here!
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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!
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!
Obtaining financial aid can be a confusing and sometimes stressful process, and it is definitely one of the most important steps you will take in making college more affordable. You may consider finding a financial aid advisor to assist you in this process. Many families are turning to financial aid advisors in order to be assured that they are getting the best financial aid resources possible. Advantages of a financial aid advisor Save time and stress caused by extensive research for loans, scholarships and other additional funding options A financial aid advisor completes the numerous amount of financial aid, scholarship… Read more here!
As I’m sure you all know, making college affordable is a crucial aspect in the loan searching process. There are countless financial aid forms to be filled out and submitted by specific dates, and all of this documentation can get pretty overwhelming, to say the very least. The FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms will determine your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), so they should be carefully filled out and submitted by the designated dates. The CSS PROFILE is available online by October 1st for students interested in early decision, and the FAFSA applications can be submitted beginning on January 1st. Completing… Read more here!