Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

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Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

Changes to FAFSA Include Same-Sex Couples Now

The Department of Education will change its student aid forms beginning in 2014-15 so that potential borrowers will be able to have their legal parents’ income assessed regardless of their marital status or gender as long as those two people live together. Applicants will be able to list their parents’ marital status as “unmarried and both parents… Read More

A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

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A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

A Simple Guide to Understanding Your FAFSA

If the cost of college seems daunting, just wait until you get to wade through the process of applying for financial aid and sorting through financial aid packages from schools. But unless you can afford to pay cash for your higher education or get an academic or athletic scholarship that covers your costs, you’ll want… Read More

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

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Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

Why You Should File Your FAFSA Now

For high school seniors, the start of college is far away. To pay for that college bill, however, they’ve got to start moving now. College-bound students who haven’t submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, as soon as they can after Jan. 1 should do it sooner instead of later,… Read More

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

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4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

4 Student Loan Scams to Watch Out For

There’s been a lot of recent buzz around the price of college education and no one seems to be able to escape the heat of tuition costs anymore. Adding fuel to the fire are scams that seek to exploit young borrowers. Which is why you should be aware of the prevalent scams that affect students… Read More

Students Not Taking Advantage of Available Loans?

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Students Not Taking Advantage of Available Loans?

Students Not Taking Advantage of Available Loans?

As a sophomore at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hope Start is quite resourceful at finding financial aid for college. This year alone, she took two jobs, applied for loans, found grants, and won scholarships to help pay her $32,000 in college costs this year.

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