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4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

Navigating financial aid options can be one of the most daunting parts of applying to college. Yet, it’s often a necessary part of the application process, whether or not you need help paying for college through financial aid. Some financial aid tips for students include understanding how you apply for aid and identifying what kinds of loans are offered, as well as making sure you are educated on all financial aid opportunities available to you. The various financial aid options for students include: Loans - money that must be paid back Scholarships - money that must be earned through some kind of qualifying factor Work-s ... Read More About 4 Financial Aid Tips for Students

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

Selecting a college that is right for you can seem like an impossible decision. Chances are, your state offers several possibilities, ranging from public universities to private liberal arts schools. There are schools in your town, nearby towns, and other states or even countries. There are colleges offering large campuses, small class sizes, and every student to teacher ratio in between. The act of selecting a school can quickly become overwhelming. While there are many ways to narrow down your search, location can be a big one for some students. So, how do you choose? Comparing in-state and out-of-state colleges can be a good place to begin ... Read More About In-State vs. Out-of-State Colleges: How to Choose

What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

By now, you’ve likely heard a lot about the changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students in college (or enrolling in college) are strongly encouraged to fill out a FAFSA each school year, as the form determines eligibility for financial aid, such as grants and student loans. However, you may not have heard about the different types of loans that are made available through the FAFSA. Two of the most popular types of loans you may be offered through the U.S. Department of Education are subsidized and unsubsidized loans. But which one do you want or qualify for? Here are some of the major differences betwe ... Read More About What are the Differences Between Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans?

3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid

3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid

Learning to navigate financial aid can be challenging, and it is not a topic that is always forefront in students’ minds as they prepare for school—after all, academics, extracurricular activities, and social opportunities are of great interest to students! In order to better understand the system at your institution, here are three questions to ask your college about financial aid: 1. What are the financial aid deadlines, and how can I ensure I have submitted the necessary paperwork? Many students believe that because they submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicated their school of choice, they ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your College About Financial Aid