It is not the high school pal with whom you decided to attend the same college. It is not the hot girl/guy you just met at orientation. And it’s definitely not that weird kid studying molecular biology while sitting in the drinking fountain. Nope, for the first couple weeks of your college experience, your school’s… Read More

When you discuss student funding for college, people toss around thoughts about scholarships and grants. But when the discussion turns to loans, someone brings up Stafford loans, and you nod your head and act like you know all about it. All the while you are thinking about how you have heard of them, don’t actually… Read More

When you are considering going for a bachelors degree, one of the first questions that comes to your mind is how you will pay for it, because, face it, all four of those years of bachelors degree education does not come cheap. Fortunately, bachelors degree-holders have more financial aid available to them than any other… Read More

*Updated: April 18, 2017 The majority of college students stress about paying for college. And it is no wonder. For the average public university student, tuition and associated costs rose by 2.4 percent (in-state) to 3.6 percent (out-of-state) from 2015-16 school year to the 2016-17. So naturally, more than social life or even concerns about… Read More

award letter, college acceptance

Spring is in the air and that means one thing for high school seniors: college acceptance letters are arriving along with their financial aid packages. It’s an exciting time for both parents and students, but it can also be a confusing time as well. Especially if you don’t understand the award letter or how to… Read More

FAFSA on the web

Financial aid is an important piece of the college admissions process. In just a few days, the 2011 FAFSA will be available online. Before you sit down to complete this federal form, you need to gather some information.… Read More

fafsa on the web

In just a few short weeks (January 1), the 2011 FAFSA will be available online. Use that acronym, and parents and students start to cringe. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) causes fear and dread, much like the dreaded yearly IRS forms. But truthfully, the FAFSA is just an online form that you complete in order to qualify for federal financial aid and provide colleges with the information they need when determining your financial aid package.… Read More

Most likely you are considering returning to school in the New Year but one major thing is holding you back. How much is it going to cost? I know that for me, I would love to return to school but can my wallet truly survive such a transition? At the time when I was a college mom I only had 1 child. Now that I have three the idea seems far fetched. Fortunately moms, financial aid is available for us to achieve our goals this New Year.

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FAFSA form

For many, the decision to attend college hinges on the ability to pay for it. You may be surprised at the amount of aid that becomes available each year through federally funded grants and loans; not to mention the amount of aid individual colleges award each year in the form of grants and scholarships. On… Read More