Category Archives: Paying the Bills

How To Make Your Decision In These Uncertain Times

Seniors, we understand you’re facing a big decision.The world of college admissions is undergoing lots of changes which will impact how you evaluate your options. There could be many changes in your world including financial, family or personal, causing you … Continue reading

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Consumer Beware!

If you’ve applied for financial aid, expect to receive an aid package along with your acceptance letter(s). Be aware that colleges and universities use different language when presenting their offers.  In order to accurately evaluate your offers make sure to … Continue reading

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The Most Common FAFSA Mistakes To Avoid

At the risk of sounding repetitive, we can’t stress enough how important it is to be on top of filing your FAFSA accurately and on time. If you haven’t already done so, The US Department of Education’s blog, HOMEROOM, has … Continue reading

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Paying for College: Putting Together the Pieces

Scholarships help a great many college students pay for their education. Start searching now to find out if you qualify for scholarship money. Scholarships (and grants) are the most desirable form of financial aid because they do not need to … Continue reading

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The FAFSA is Now Open

FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed by all students who want to be considered for need-based and non-need-based federal and state aid programs.  Seniors who plan to begin college in 2020 should fill out the FAFSA starting … Continue reading

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The Game Of Life

Parents, before you know it, your child will be starting their first day of college classes. Now is the time to share some practical knowledge with them. Help them to understand how to establish and live by a budget, make … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Appeals

With acceptance letters and financial aid offers out, seniors, you and your  families may now need to consider whether making a financial aid appeal prior to the May 1st decision deadline is necessary. Many colleges are open to increasing the … Continue reading

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Reading The Fine Print

You may have already received some acceptances. Be on the lookout for financial aid letters which often arrive separately from admissions decisions. Now’s the time to focus on details as the letters may look different from one another, often making … Continue reading

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While You’re Waiting

Seniors,  While you’re waiting for responses to your applications, please take care of the following: Make sure your financial aid documents complete. If you’ve completed and submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student Aid Report (SAR). Look it over … Continue reading

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Searching For Money

If you’re like the vast majority of college students who rely on scholarships to help pay for their college education, now is the time to search for funding. The reason why scholarships and grants are most desirable is because they’re … Continue reading

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