How to Pay for College: Understanding All Your Financial Aid Options

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Freelance Writer

Choosing a college is complicated. You've got to figure out what type of school you want, where to live, what to study, and--oh yeah--how to pay for it all. read more

How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step by Step

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This free application can lead you to a wealth of financial aid, and filling out the FAFSA is not as hard as you may think. read more

Financial Aid Horror Stories: Don't Make These Scary College Money Mistakes!

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Freelance Writer

If you don't pay close attention to the financial aid process, you can lose out on college dollars--and that can make anyone scream. read more

College Loans: Why You Need to Look Before You Leap

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Student, University High School of Tolleson

With great loan comes great responsibility. read more

What's the Difference Between Scholarships, Grants, and Loans?

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High School Students

College scholarships, grants, and loans: what are they all about, and which ones should you use? We broke them down for you. read more

How to Compare Your College Financial Aid Awards

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Freelance Writer

College A offers you $45,000 in financial aid. University B only offers $20,000. College A is the best choice...right? Not necessarily read more

What Are College Net Price Calculators? 10 Things You Need to Know

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Freelance Writer

Net price calculators are nifty financial aid tools...but you need to know how they work and, more importantly, when they don't work to make good use of them. read more

Watch Out for These College Financial Aid Scams

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Freelance Writer

To avoid losing out on precious college savings and protect your personal information, it's important to be aware of financial aid fraud. Here are some of the college money scams to watch out for. read more

What is Student Loan Default? (And Why Should You Care?)

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Student, Flathead High School

Millions of people are currently defaulting on their student loans. That's a bad thing. Don't let it happen to you. read more

Everything You Need to Know About Graduate Financial Aid

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Freelance Writer

And we mean everything . . . read more