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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter [With 2 Examples]

You've narrowed down your list of colleges, sent in your applications and filled out your FAFSA form online. After you receive your acceptance letters, the college financial aid office will ‘package you’, meaning you will receive a financial aid ...
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Common Questions About the CSS Profile and IDOC

The CSS Profile is an additional standardized financial form that is required at over 400 colleges and universities across the country - and a little less than ...
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FAFSA & CSS Profile - A Straightforward Guide to Understanding Financial Aid

Financial aid for college is available through several different sources. Understanding each source is paramount in minimizing the cost of college. According to the ...
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How Applying Early Decision Affects Financial Aid Opportunities

Applying early decision might improve your odds of being accepted with certainty to your dream school, but it might limit your financial aid opportunity at the same ...
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College Student Credit Cards: Wise Ways to Build Credit

Over 14 million students will enter college in the fall. Students will live on their own away from home, for extended periods of time.  When they arrive on campus, ...
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You're In. Now What? Strategies For Evaluating Enrollment Options

Throughout the month of March, high school seniors will learn the outcome of their college applications ranging from offers of admission to letters informing them of ...
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Financial Aid Webinar: Who Gets What and Why?

Now is the time of year when offers of admission will start to arrive for college applicants. It's a very exciting time for Seniors! Very soon after, you'll also ...
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6 Ways to Save Money While in College

The average American student owed $31,172 upon graduation in 2019 and will pay back $393 per month. The following tips will keep debt to a minimum if you are ...
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How to Help Your Students Through the FAFSA Verification Process

The FAFSA process can be overwhelming and daunting to FLI (first generation and/or low income) students – especially because their ability to attend college is ...
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8 Tips To Maximize Your Financial Aid Opportunity

As the college admission process becomes real to you, the discussion about affordability—and the need of financial aid—also comes into sharper focus. Our last post, ...
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