Category Archives: Paying the Bills

Appealing Your Financial Aid Offer

There are a number of useful strategies and resources to help students successfully negotiate their financial aid packages. So, if your aid award does not meet your needs, appeal, because many colleges are open to increasing the amount of aid … Continue reading

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Financial Aid: It’s All About The Details

Now is the time to focus on details. With your admissions decisions and financial aid offers in hand, it’s so important that you understand the fine print, including the terms of your aid package(s), a school’s requirements for you to … Continue reading

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The Finish Line

Seniors,  there are a few more things for you to take care of while you’re waiting to hear back about your applications. Are your financial aid documents complete? If you’ve completed and submitted your FAFSA, you should have received your Student … Continue reading

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Top Tips When Applying For Scholarships

The majority of college students rely on scholarships to help pay for their college education. Scholarships and grants are the most desirable source of funding as they are almost always tax-free and do not need to be repaid. (Please note … Continue reading

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Merit Aid And Paying For College

Merit aid covers a category of financial aid that refers to grants, scholarships and discounts that a college awards to an admitted student without regard to financial need. Merit aid may be based on academic or athletic achievements, special talents, … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Forms And Paying for College

There’s no question that college is expensive. Most college students receive some form of financial aid to help pay for their education.   The requirements for applying for financial aid, scholarships and grant money differ from school to school, so … Continue reading

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FAFSA and CSS/Financial Aid Profile are Now Available

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. There are three ways to complete the FAFSA: Online FAFSA requires you create your … Continue reading

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