Should You Apply for Financial Aid?

By |2020-08-24T15:52:24+00:00October, 29, 2019|FAFSA, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

As high school seniors are busy completing college applications, many parents are tackling another part of the college admissions process: applying for financial aid.  The financial aid forms can be time-consuming and confusing, and some people might feel like they need an advanced degree to sort them out. Just the [...]

Pro-Active Parents Reap Rewards

By |2020-08-24T15:52:27+00:00November, 15, 2017|College Preparation, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

Guest blog post by Jay Murray, Certified College Planning Specialist Parents who begin their college funding process early receive much larger need-based awards than those parents who choose to wait.  This is because of recent changes in the formulas colleges use to calculate need-based aid.  Financial aid is a function of [...]

Students Beware: Your FAFSA May Be Used Against You

By |2020-08-24T15:52:38+00:00November, 8, 2013|College Admissions, FAFSA, Financial Aid|

The Free Application for Student Aid, or FAFSA, is used to determine students' need for financial aid, and, subsequently, the amount of aid they are awarded.  Any student who wishes to apply for financial aid from colleges and/or the government is required to fill out this form.  So it may come [...]

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