You may potentially receive more financial aid if you are independent and thus no longer considered a dependent for your parents.Continue Reading
Completed the FAFSA. Congratulations. What Comes Next.
When you complete the FAFSA, you’ll need to list schools you’re interested in attending. Your FAFSA application is sent to those schools, and the ones that you’ve applied to and been accepted to will send you financial aid offer letters stating how much you can receive in financial aid.Continue Reading
6 Items to Complete the FAFSA Faster
The FAFSA can be completed in about 30 minutes if you know what to expect and have the information you need at your fingertips.Continue Reading
The FAFSA Process for Nontraditional Students
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the college financial aid process. It must be completed every year by students of all ages seeking financial aid.Continue Reading
College is Expensive! Start Saving Early and Receive Matching Grants!
While college is a good investment, it is expensive. Start saving as early as possible. Every dollar saved today is one less you’ll need to find in grants, scholarships and student loans later.Continue Reading
Earn College Credits While Still in High School with Dual Credit Courses
A dual credit course is a college course you can take during high school to earn both high school and college credits. The classes are often taught at the high school during school hours.Continue Reading
Why Cosigning a Student Loan Should Never be Taken Lightly
Cosigning a loan is an action that should never be taken lightly, because it can have serious implications to credit history. The loan appears on the cosigner’s credit report and can directly affect his or her credit as a debt owed.Continue Reading
The Loan Truth and Nothing but the Truth
You start paying for student loans six months after you graduate or leave college. Make sure the career you choose offers a salary large enough to repay your loans. A good rule of thumb is your payments should not exceed 10 percent of your net income when you graduate college.Continue Reading