Why Every Student Should Submit A FAFSA

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FAFSA booklet explaining why every student should sumbit a FAFSA

The US Department of Education awards more than $120 billion in financial aid each year [1] to students who submit a FAFSA – Free Application For Federal Student Aid. Eligibility for Federal student aid is a complex calculation, based on many factors. Family income is only one element of the determination, and needs-based aid is… Read more »

Teaching Your Kids About Money Before College

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If your teen’s heading off to college soon, there’s a lot to plan for. This includes how to prepare them for financial independence. Hopefully you’ve been diligent in educating your child about money, and your teen’s ready to manage a budget, bank account, and personal spending without your daily supervision. Even so, it’s wise to… Read more »

How To Find Scholarships

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Funding a college savings plan is one of the best ways to invest in your student’s academic success. Yet even if you’ve saved diligently, rising educational costs mean that your student may still need additional funding options to complete their studies. These might include student loans, grants or scholarships. Receiving a scholarship is a useful… Read more »