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How much does room and board cost for college?

It’s time to apply to college. Chances are, like most future undergraduate students, you plan to apply to multiple schoo...

Is tuition per year or per semester?

If you went to public high school, chances are you’ve never had to pay tuition before. This can leave you with a lot of ...

What percentage of parents pay for college?

As with most everything, who pays for college, how much they pay and the general paying-for-college plan, varies family ...

Why do colleges have application fees?

College application fees can make a serious dent in your wallet and might feel unfair, but these relatively small fees a...

Does paying off debt lower your EFC on FAFSA?

While going through the FAFSAⓇ application, you will notice that there is nowhere to include the value of your existing ...

How Can I Fill the Gap Between Financial Aid and My Ability to Pay?

When you receive a financial aid letter from a school, you hope that the offered aid covers all of your financial needs....

Does a 401k count in the CSS profile?

Some colleges and universities require that you complete the CSS Profile on top of or instead of the FAFSAⓇ application....

How is a distribution from a ROTH IRA treated for FAFSA?

Knowing what to include on your FAFSAⓇ application can be tricky. If you have questions about how to handle your retirem...

How will I get my financial aid money?

Once you have submitted the FAFSAⓇ application and reviewed your Student Aid Report (SAR), you’ve patiently waited to fi...

How to pay for an apartment while in college?

Whether you’re ready to move off campus or your school only offers on-campus housing to freshman, it’s time to navigate ...