Tag: need-based aid

What You Need to Know About the CSS/PROFILE

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Freelance Journalist

You know all about the FAFSA, but are you familiar with the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE? Learn all about this form and why you should fill it out. read more

Can I Get Aid to Pay for Pre-College Program Tuition?

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There are a number of ways to get financial aid and/or scholarships to help cover the cost of attending a pre-college program. Learn more here! read more

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

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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

Navigating the US Financial Aid Process as an International Student

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International Admissions Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Universities in the United States offer several types of aid, and it is important to understand your options to make an informed decision. read more

Socioeconomic Diversity on College Campuses

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Broadcast Journalism Major, Boston University

Going to college often means meeting people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. Of course, money can be, and probably always will be, a touchy subject. There are just a few things students need to keep in mind when thinking about socioeconomic diversity. read more

What is your process for helping students find financial aid?

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I offer basic financial aid advice and point the family in the direction of colleges who are notoriously generous with merit aid. In addition, I give the family a report that shows which scholarships the student might be eligible for at the colleges to which he or she is applying. 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. And the financial aid process can be overwhelming. Here's some expert advice to get you started. read more

Common Financial Aid Questions Answered by an Insider

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Vice Provost for Enrollment, Dean of Admissions, Vanderbilt University

Students usually have a lot of question about financial aid during the college admission process. Here are the answers to some common questions from an expert. 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

Should I Apply for Financial Aid if I May Not Be Eligible?

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Some students think they aren't eligible for financial aid because of their parents' high income, but many factors go into the FAFSA. Here's some expert advice. read more