Financial Aid

19
Feb
Top Colleges & Universities For Federal Work-Study Financial Aid

According to the most recent data compiled by LendEDU, the average cost for attending a four-year not-for-profit college or university in the United States is $25,290 for public institutions and $50,900 for private. Federal and private student loans, grants, scholarships, and savings are the most commonly utilized resources to help mitigate the ever-increasing cost of [&he

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25
Jan
Pell Grants Explained

Keeping up with the rising cost of college is tough, and if you come from a low-income family it is even tougher. The Pell Grant is a need-based federal grant for low-income students who require financial support to pay for college. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not received a bachelor’s degree and to some students [&he

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24
Jan
DACA Financial Aid Options

If you're a DACA student, it may be hard to get student aid for college. Though your ineligibility for federal funds makes things more difficult, it is still possible to find money for school.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
04
Dec
These Colleges Are Giving International Students the Most (and Least) Financial Aid

Note: This study was originally published on July 13, 2016 but has been updated to reflect the most recent data. ​The United States has some of the best colleges and universities in the world. For this reason, many international students apply to these schools each year. In fact, there were nearly 1.1 million international students enroll

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01
Oct
FAFSA Guide

It’s important for all college students to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here's a look at who is eligible for federal aid, how to apply, important dates to watch out for, and what your next steps will be.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
07
Mar
Average Cost of College Statistics for 2019

No one is surprised to hear that the average cost of college has continually increased over time. No matter whether you attend a public or private school, or whether you attend a 2-year or 4-year college, you can expect to pay more than those who attended before you. By checking out the graph below (which does​ […]

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19
Jan
The Top 50 Colleges With the Best Financial Aid Counseling Programs

Paying off any kind of debt can be an uphill battle. Now take that hill, cover it in a sheet of ice, throw on a half foot of snow, add some money-hungry debt collectors chasing you, and you have what can be imagined as the student loan debt repayment process. Depending on where you land after graduation, […]

Posted in: Financial Aid, Reports,
15
Feb
LendEDU’s Financial Aid Awareness Month Survey

Did you know that February is Financial Aid Awareness Month? In the spirit of Financial Aid Awareness Month, we conducted a survey of 500 current college students and asked them 16 general questions related to the financial aid process. Go to any college campus, find a student, and they can ramble on about a tricky subject […]

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25
Oct
Do You Have To Pay Back Financial Aid?

Financial aid is one of the most important services that the federal government provides citizens right now, and there are currently millions of Americans who are benefiting from these services. However, one of the key issues facing students once they do fill out their FAFSA forms is; will they have to pay back their financial aid? Answering […]

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10
Oct
FAFSA Application Now Available Earlier

This year marks an important change in the way the Free Application for Student Aid (commonly known as FAFSA) is accepted. Starting in 2016, the FAFSA can be filed on October 1st of the year preceding the academic year for which aid is being sought. In previous years, the application period did not begin until January […]

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