With the start of the New Year, the time for filling out and submitting the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has commenced. For many students planning to attend college this year (or those already in college), the FAFSA remains their best chance of securing some form of financial aid. The FAFSA is […]

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In order to complete your FAFSA, you have to submit your parents’ tax returns. What happens if your parents won’t give them up and why do your parents’ finances matter when you’re 18 (or about to be)? You’ll be the one benefiting from your college education and on the hook for any student loans you […]

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We wrote recently about finding last minute money for college and our first piece of advice was to file your FAFSA. You may think that it’s too late to get any funds or may have thought you won’t qualify for any if your parents (or you as an adult returning to college) earn too much, […]

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Once you’ve completed your college applications, submitted your FAFSA and applied for grants and scholarships in the coming weeks (if you haven’t done so already) you’ll begin to receive acceptance letters and financial aid package offers from colleges. These can be complex and should be evaluated on a per college basis and then comparatively to […]

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I know you’ve just gotten the wrap off your gifts and are still in a holiday food haze, but if you’ve got a couple of weeks off of school for your winter break, this is the perfect time to shore up your college plans. It may seem like Fall 2014 is a light year away, […]

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After the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this June, changes had to be made to many government forms, including IRS tax returns. Now, the Department of Education has released a revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that was constructed with “inclusive language” that doesn’t differentiate between straight or […]

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  For rising high school juniors and seniors, choosing and applying to colleges can be both challenging and exciting. From interviews to campus visits, you may get caught up in the moment and not give much of a thought to the price tag of the life plan you’re launching. Once you add student loans into […]

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For rising high school juniors and seniors, choosing and applying to colleges can be both challenging and exciting. From interviews to campus visits, you may get caught up in the moment and not give much of a thought to the price tag of the life plan you’re launching. Once you add student loans into the […]

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