Category: financial aid

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FAFSA Series: Does College Order Matter?

When students complete a FAFSA, they are required to name and submit their form to at least one college. This may seem obvious, but so many students struggle with knowing where they will apply, especially right at the time when the FAFSA becomes available (October 1st, in case you were still wondering). In a desperate ...

FAFSA Series: The FAFSA & Income – What You Don’t Know Can Cost You!

A family’s income plays a large part in the financial aid process, and most importantly, when determining a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution). For most colleges and universities, this is first determined by submitting a FAFSA with your latest taxes and incomes.

FAFSA Series – FAFSA Codes: Why Are They Important?

Many people do not pay attention to these codes, or even know what they are. However, knowing college filing codes can be extremely important and could make all the difference between receiving a financial aid award package from a college, and receiving no awards at all.

FAFSA Series – FAFSA Prep: The Information You’ll Need

The new FAFSA will be available before you know it. Here are some tips to help you get prepared so you won’t be scrambling at the last minute.

FAFSA Website Changes – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you want to get money for college, then you'll need to know how to fill out the FAFSA correctly!

FAFSA Series: On FAFSA Filing Anxiety – How Important is it to File Early?

But what are the advantages to applying early for financial aid? And just how early should you plan to file your FAFSA?

The Financial Aid Year and Taxes: How Do I Keep it All Straight?

You are not alone if you’re confused by what financial aid paperwork to submit for the current ‘aid year’. The good news is, this system was set up to actually help families complete the financial aid process more efficiently. Feeling better yet?