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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Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter
Apr03

Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter

Don’t  be fooled by the financial aid award letter. Colleges use numerous tactics to make it appear that they are awarding aid but it’s not always so. Here are five ways that colleges might be trying to fool you. Colleges don’t back their admission offer up with money–if a college wants your student, they will back it up with a financial “reward”. No award indicates they are counting on your student declining their offer....

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#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter
Apr01

#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter

Did you know that colleges all across the country are pranking you today? They are sending out award letters to parents and students just like you, fooling you into thinking you have received an award. Don’t be fooled by the financial aid award letter! Tonight’s #CampusChat topic deals with the award letter and how to determine if a college is pranking you. Are they gapping you? Is it padded with parent/student loans? Did...

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Parent College Coach Tip #54: Is the College Gapping You?
Feb20

Parent College Coach Tip #54: Is the College Gapping You?

  College acceptances for regular decision will be arriving soon. Your student is admitted but what happens afterwards? If you applied for financial aid by completing the FAFSA, the financial aid package will arrive shortly after the offer of admission. Then, the decision process begins—comparing awards and determining which college is the best financial investment. But what if the college doesn’t meet all of your financial need?...

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Scholarship Mom Tip #60: Check the FAFSA Checkbox
Feb20

Scholarship Mom Tip #60: Check the FAFSA Checkbox

This week’s tip reminds you to check the FAFSA checkbox. Last week’s tip stressed the importance of becoming familiar with and filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in a timely matter in order to get as much federal and state financial aid as possible for college.

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FAFSA – What are you waiting for?
Jan19

FAFSA – What are you waiting for?

Think you’re not eligible for financial aid? Think again! And don’t miss the FAFSA deadline!

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