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The Fiscal Cliff and Financial Aid

The financial aid season is drawing near, and with it comes a flurry of questions and concerns about federal financial aid.  There is no doubt that financial aid plays a huge role in funding the educations of the majority of U.S. college students.  However, more changes for financial aid could be on the horizon. Many have heard about the debates regarding the proposed “fiscal cliff” since President Obama’s re-election last month.  Well, according to college experts, this plan could potentially put a damper on college financial aid.  What the fiscal cliff will do in general is automatically cut spending on… Read more here!

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How to Pay for College

You've done it.  You finished high school and decided to pursue higher education (a wise move, given stringent requirements for good jobs and the sore lack of them these days).  But there's still a monkey on your back, and you wonder how to pay for college.  True, education is a HUGE investment, but there are lots of ways to pay for it.  Take a look. 1. Out of pocket (or your parents') While there's a very good chance that you will not have to absorb all college costs yourself, few students go without having to pay anything (i.e. full-ride scholarships,… Read more here!

Categories: Financial Aid | Grants | Scholarships | Student Loans | Work Study
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Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid--most of us have to deal with it, we just don't understand it.  Well, just like the introductory courses you take in the early stages of your college career, it's good to take a crash course in financial aid as well.   To get the ball rolling on understanding your college finances, we welcome you to a brand new class entitled, "Financial Aid 101."  Welcome students. Lesson Number 1: Definition of Financial Aid.  This is any money you receive or earn to cover your educational costs. Lesson Number 2: Common Types of Financial Aid. Loans.  Let's face it, nobody wants… Read more here!

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Work Study

Federal Work-Study provides part-time work for undergraduate and graduate students who have the need for financial aid. These programs allow students to earn money to help defray the costs of college. A majority of work study programs encourage work in a student’s major or provide a student with a community service opportunity. On campus jobs generally mean you will be working for your school. If you receive an off campus work study this means you will be employed by a nonprofit organization. Off campus work study must be related to your coursework. Now of course, you’d like to know about… Read more here!

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Financial Aid Money

By now, it is not a secret: college is expensive. Whether you are a high school senior, already in college, or thinking about heading back to school, there are ways to save. Here is our list of tricks and tips to get the most out of college for as little as possible: Free Money: It does exist and it exists in many forms. Grant Money- Money from the federal government, issued on a need-based, first-come, first serve basis. Federal Pell Grant- awarded to students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. These grants are normally awarded to students with a family income… Read more here!

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MBA Financial Aid

Like all graduate programs, pursuing an MBA is a big commitment. There is time, effort, and a significant amount of money involved.Just like your undergraduate financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. This form is the only form you need for federal aid and is most likely the only form you will need for your MBA program. Financial aid for MBA programs comes in the form of grants, loans, tax credits, work study, state aid, and scholarships. Grants- While you are no longer eligible for Pell Grants like when your where… Read more here!

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