Tag: federal aid

Financial Aid Terms You Need to Know After Graduation


Financial aid can feel like another language. Use this guide to learn all the key financial aid terms you need to know when you're ready to pay back your loans. read more

Financial Aid Terms You Need to Know


When it comes to financial aid, it can feel like you're reading a whole other language. Use this helpful guide to learn all the key financial aid terms! read more

8 Ways to Pay Off Student Loans Faster and Save Money

Writer and Loans Expert

The idea of being stuck in student loan debt forever is stress inducing. Utilize this advice to pay down your loans faster and ease your financial burden. read more

How to Get the Most Financial Aid Possible

Freelance Writer

Financial aid helps ease the burden of college costs for many students. Make sure you're getting the most out of your aid opportunities with this advice. read more

The Worst Myth: College Is for Rich Kids

Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

One of the longest-standing myths is that you need to be rich in order to get a college degree. But making college both assessable and affordable is within your reach! Here are six options if you're concerned about affording your college costs. read more

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

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

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

The College Financial Decision is Not "Easy Pass"

Principal, CollegeAffordability.com

When helping your child choose a college, finances should play a major role in your discussions. Read on for a look at the most important points to consider. read more

Parent PLUS Loans and Covering College Costs

Director of Student Advocacy, Lendkey

Is that Parent PLUS Loan listed on your child's college financial aid offer letter the right choice for your family? read more

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

No one said applying for financial aid was easy, but you can make the process more manageable by starting strong--and following these tips. read more