Tag: federal aid

Do I have to file a FAFSA?

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You don't have to fill out a FAFSA, but there's no reason not to. In fact, if there's any doubt in your mind about whether or not you need to, you probably should. read more

When should I file the FAFSA?

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Apply for the FAFSA ASAP after October 1. There are sometimes limited grants or loans that run out, so it is true that the early bird gets the worm. read more

Paying for Your Transfer

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Associate Director of Admission, Southwestern University

It's official. You're in the midst of another college search. You've filled out applications, researched your schools, and talked with the admission folks. You are transferring. The next few years will prove to be challenging, rewarding, and enlightening. First, congratulations are in order! Next, it's time to investigate your financial aid options. read more

Financial Aid for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

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Vice President for Enrollment Management, Lynn University

Returning to the States for university? Not only will you bring a unique international perspective, but as a U.S. citizen living abroad, you are eligible for federal financial aid. read more

Financial Aid at Public Colleges and Universities: Funding Your Future

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

Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone. read more

What Are Work-Study Programs?

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AKA, getting the federal government to work for you. Through the federal work-study program, campus and nonprofit jobs are subsidized just for students. read more