What Happens When You Miss the Financial Aid Deadline?
Nov04

What Happens When You Miss the Financial Aid Deadline?

by Suzanne Shaffer, Parent Editor Last week, we learned some parenting lessons from the Hecks. And amazingly, keeping with “The Middle” theme, last week’s episode answered the question: what happens when you miss the financial aid deadline? Despite all the reminders, Sue forgot to refile for financial aid, jeopardizing her aid and scholarships. She ignored the posters around campus, deleted the reminder emails, and was not...

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5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”
Oct28

5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”

If you’re in a middle-class family, it’s easy to relate to the Hecks of the television show “The Middle.” Here are five parenting lessons for parents of teens.

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Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election
Oct21

Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election

It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you are on in this Presidential election, your teen can learn some valuable lessons about life, responsibility and outcomes.

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What Are Your Scholarship Odds?
Oct07

What Are Your Scholarship Odds?

What are your scholarship odds when applying for college scholarships? If you apply for none, then your odds are ZERO. Applying is worth it!

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Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket
Sep30

Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket

by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor Starting tomorrow (October 1), students can file their FAFSA form and be first in line for financial aid. Misunderstandings about financial aid can lead to missed opportunities. According to a study last year by NerdScholar, high school graduates in the U.S. left more than $2.9 billion in free federal grant money unused over the last academic year. How is that even possible? According to the study,...

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Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies
Sep23

Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies

Many are misinformed when it comes to the FAFSA. They believe that they make too much money to qualify for any kind of financial aid—and they decide not to file. That is the worst mistake you can make.

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