Posts Tagged:FAFSA

October 1: Start Date for FAFSA Filing for 2017-2018

While I know the 2016-2017 school year just got started, there is no such thing as starting to plan too early for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1, 2016: mark it on your calendar now. Why? Because it is the official launch date for students to start filing their FAFSA forms for the 2017-2018 school…

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Congress Will Not Renew Federal Perkins Loan Program

By Evette D. Champion The federal student loan program that helped students from low-income families for the past few decades will no longer be an option due to Congress failing to pass the bill that would have extended the program. 2015 is the last year that low-income students will be able to benefit from the…

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5 Ways to Help Pay For Your College Education

With the cost of college increasing every year, it is even more important for high school as well as college students to start finding alternative ways to pay for it. According to a CNN.com article, the average cost for the whole kit and caboodle, which includes tuition, room, and board, at private college ran close…

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Be Prepared: New Changes to The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Each year millions of college bound students begin the process of applying to schools and filing for financial aid assistance. For some families, applying for financial assistance might seem complicated and confusing because of the long forms and information needed. However, there is good news for many families who have been or will go through…...

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Common FAFSA Mistakes

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is one of the most important forms for incoming and current college students to fill out. Though it is quite lengthy and some might find it tedious, it is crucial if you are looking to receive any type of financial assistance for college. The earliest you can…

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The Best Strategies for Repaying Your Student Loans

By Angela Wills Spring commencement has come and gone. It was a wonderful and exciting time for graduates and their families to celebrate their educational accomplishments. Now, a few months have passed, and you’ve settled into the real world with adult issues. The time is quickly approaching for your first payment of your student loans.…...

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Why It’s Best to Start Saving for College Now

By Victor Ochieng There are many people who have extra money that could be saved for their children’s education. Some people feel that if they save money for college, the school will just take the money and run. Well, they’ll definitely take it, but don’t you think it makes more sense that you actually save for your children’s college…

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Tips to Help Pay for College (Video)

In a new short video series by NBC News called The Freshman Year Experience,10 students from across the country share the experiences they faced during their first semester of college. In this video, Donna, a black college freshman, gets creative in finding ways to pay for college with the help of a college loan expert. According to a Recent…

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