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How are assets treated on the FAFSA?

When you’re filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you may think that you and your family’s i...

How Often are Financial Aid Appeals Approved?

Every colleges is a bit different when it comes to financial aid appeals. Some are very systematic and formulaic, while ...

What are Need-Blind vs. Need-Aware Colleges?

What are Need-Blind Schools? Need blind admissions policies do not take into account a student’s socioeconomic status. T...

Should I Submit FAFSA Even if I'm Not Applying for Financial Aid?

No one likes filling out the FAFSA - and you may be tempted to bypass this part of the college process if you think your...

Financial Aid 101: Need Blind vs Need Aware Colleges

When it comes to financial aid, need blind colleges and need aware colleges approach admissions differently. Find out wh...

Can I Get a Scholarship for Video Games?

Talented e-jocks (aka competitive video gamers) may be eligible for university financial aid.   

What is “Percent Need Met” in Financial Aid?

The price of attending a college or university is substantial, especially if you have to pay for school in full - meanin...

Do I Have to Wait Until Our Tax Return is Out to File FAFSA?

You may already know that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, can be key to helping y...

US Schools that Cover Most of Your Financial Need

College is an expensive adventure. The good news is that there are a lot of schools that aim to cover your financial nee...

Meet Your New Best Friend: Your Financial Aid Office

We often hear from families that they are confused about what the financial office actually does, and how to work with i...

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