Tag: fafsa

Navigating the Financial Aid Office: Myths and Musts

A pattern I have noticed from families over the past several years is an overall fear of the financial aid process.

Taxes & Financial Aid – How To Stay Organized

A few years ago, the whole financial aid system was changed to allow families to submit financial aid forms to colleges even earlier, and with their most updated filed taxes. Feeling better yet?

FAFSA Series – FAFSA School Codes: Why They Are Important

If a college requires the FAFSA as part of their financial aid process, then they have a unique 6-digit FAFSA filing-code. 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 ...

Loan Series: Federal Student Loans and Repayment Plans

I am often asked about loan types, lenders, repayment plans, and even loan consolidation. I have written previous posts on the top lenders for this year, and loan consolidation, so today I wanted to talk a bit about a certain loan type and the repayment plans: Federal Student Loans.

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 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?