Archive for Financial Aid

What is the Best Time to Submit College Financial Aid Forms?

There are a number of different pieces to the college application puzzle, and most experts will tell you the best preparation for your child’s college applications is to set up a timeline. Part of that timeline includes figuring out the best time to submit college financial aid forms. Here is some basic information on the […]

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Paying for College: What You Need to Know About Making College More Affordable

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is figuring out how to afford college. Why is college so expensive? In today’s market, a good college may cost $50,000 a year or more! If your child is in high school, or even junior high school, you are probably already asking yourself questions like “how can […]

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What Counts as An Asset for College Financial Aid?

When filling out financial aid forms, you can expect to be called upon to present an accounting of your assets. But what counts as an asset on college financial aid forms? And do assets from parents hurt a child’s financial award eligibility? Here’s what you need to know. What Assets Do Parents Need to List […]

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How to Read a Financial Aid Award Letter: Understanding the Real Cost of College

Applying for financial aid can be a very stressful part of the college admissions process. For some, receiving the financial aid award letter can be almost as stressful. The financial aid award letter is the college’s way of telling you how much financial aid you will receive if you attend their institution. This should be […]

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