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Scholarship Saturday - Jan. 31, 2015

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Some are large scholarships that are well publicized, while others are lesser known. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday. 1,552 more words


Get a Jump on Financial Aid: Fill Out Your FAFSA

Counting on financial aid for the 2015-2016 school year? Then get started filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Submitting the FAFSA is the single most important step to get money for college. 143 more words

Paying For College

Will My Studies Lead to Gainful Employment?

Find out how much your certificate program will cost, how long it takes to complete and what the chances are of getting a job when you graduate. 140 more words


It's FAFSA Season: How Many Questions Are Asked On the FAFSA?

Answer:  Up to 108.

This four minute audio from Marketplace.org explains efforts in place to simplify the process down to 81 more words

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Activity Idea: Student Loan Repayment

This is a topic that I dreaded trying to teach.  When you look at the changing regulatory environment, the alphabet soup involved (IBR, ICR, PYE, etc.), the myriad repayment options (6 at last count) and the math calculations, it can seem a tad overwhelming. 291 more words


Who is my parent for FAFSA purposes?

All students who are considered dependent must have their parent or legal guardian provide information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, some students might have trouble figuring out who should fill out the FAFSA. 668 more words

Paying For College

The New College Planning Paradigm

For at least the past few decades, the standard financial planning prescription for college planning was to encourage families to save and invest regularly, preferably soon after birth, and to take advantage of account structures that offered either tax savings or potential advantages if the child may be a candidate for financial aid.  714 more words