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15 Things to Understand About Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

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Financial aid can be confusing, especially when it comes to how much you'll pay. Here are 15 things you need to know about your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). read more

5 Mistakes to Avoid on the FAFSA

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Founder, Moon Prep

Regardless of your financial need or year in college, you should probably fill out the FAFSA. And when you do, make sure you avoid these five mistakes. read more

5 Things Parents Need to Know About the FAFSA

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Founder, Moon Prep

If you or your child are applying to college, here are five essential things you need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). read more

Understanding (and Maximizing) Your College Financial Aid Package

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, The College of Wooster

Scholarships, loans, and grants...oh my. Here's how to decipher exactly what's in your financial aid package and how to maximize it to the fullest. read more

5 Little-Known Secrets to Getting More Gift Aid

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Though tuition is increasing each year, there are many ways you can obtain funds to afford it. These five awesome tricks could help you receive more free money for college! read more

3 Sneaky Ways College Students Accidentally Lose Credits...and Money

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Freelance Writer

These three admission and financial aid mistakes are easy to make. And common. And costly. read more

6 Genius Ways to Make Your College Education More Affordable

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Freelance Writer

Six smart strategies for bringing down your college costs and getting more financial aid. read more

How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step by Step

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Freelance Writer

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

6 Ways to Make the Most of the Summer Before Senior Year

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

It's the first day of summer, and you're going to be a senior next year! Here's how to balance a fun break with productive planning for the future. 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