Tag: financial aid advice

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

Additional Charges Will Apply: 6 Questions to Determine How Much College Will Really Cost

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Associate Vice President, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, University of Dayton

What can you do to make sure colleges are being transparent about their costs? These questions can help you uncover a school's true price and avoid being blindsided. read more

The Student Loan Advice You NEED to Know

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Students and parents should follow these student loan tips so they don't get buried under a mountain of debt. read more

How do I find scholarships?

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Set aside a designated time each week to search out and apply for scholarships. Don't limit yourself to just online scholarship websites. Contact local and national businesses, corporations, and organizations directly to inquire about any they may offer. 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

Financial Aid Terms You Should Know

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Senior Vice President for Enrollment Services, Union University

You will see or hear a variety of acronyms and terms throughout the financial aid process. Here are a handful of the need-to-know terms. read more

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

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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

How do I start the financial aid application process?

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Going to college is expensive, no matter where you go. While you are in high school, look at all the possibilities for financial aid, and begin your search early. There are countless ways to do this, but your guidance office is a good starting point. read more

How should tuition costs play into my college choice?

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Although the cost of attending your school is important, cheaper is not always the best way to go. Make sure you are making an apples-to-apples comparison with financial aid by looking at the total cost of attending a school. 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