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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 ...

How do retirement savings impact FAFSA?

What should and shouldn’t be reported on your FAFSAⓇ application can be confusing. Retirement savings plans, for example...

When should I start applying for college scholarships?

Apply to scholarships! In fact, apply to as many scholarships that you possibly can. We are talking about free money for...

How does the 529 account holder impact financial aid?

One way to put money aside for future education is to open a 529 plan, or qualified tuition program. This tax-free inves...

What is included in room and board?

Looking at the total cost of a college, the price tag you see is the cost of attendance. This is, of course, tuition (th...