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5 Things Parents Need to Know About the FAFSA

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

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

How to Fill Out the FAFSA, Step-by-Step

Freelance Writer

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can lead you to a wealth of financial aid, and filling out the forms isn't nearly as hard as you may think. read more

Making the Most of Your Summer Before Senior Year

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

Everything You Need to Know About Graduate Financial Aid

Freelance Writer

And we mean everything . . . read more

How to Maximize Financial Aid at Public Schools

Student, Arkansas State University

If you decide to go to a public university, chances are that you will have access to an institutional scholarship. But how exactly do you get access to all that free money? read more

The Best FAFSA Advice and Resources


Looking for FAFSA help? Well, we collected our best CollegeXpress advice and links to some of our favorite resources. read more

5 Things That Could Jeopardize Your Financial Aid

Former Contributing Writer, CollegeXpress

There are things that could jeopardize the amount of money you're offered in your aid package. Be aware of these five things to avoid to get more money. read more

Help Students Avoid Student Debt and Prepare for the Job Market

Senior Assistant Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Changes to the FAFSA, the ever-rising cost of higher education, and a lackluster job market means many students will be saddled with debt they can't repay. What can you do to help? read more

7 Things You Need to Do Before Filing the FAFSA

Senior Director Financial Aid Methodology, College Board

Get informed before filling out the FAFSA by checking out this seven-step guide to help families work through it as efficiently and effectively as possible. read more