LendEDU recognizes the colleges and universities where students can expect to receive the most financial aid in the form of need-based scholarships and grants.
Pell Grants are need-based grants issued to students who demonstrate financial need to help pay for college. The annual maximum amount for the 2019-20 school year is $6,195 and students may only receive Pell Grants for 12 semesters.
If your parents are divorced, you may have difficulty filling out the FAFSA. It's important to take the time to talk to both parents to figure out how to answer some of the questions the form asks.
While having a driver’s license will make filing the FAFSA easier, other forms of identification are acceptable. If you don’t have a license, a state-issued ID, which is easy to obtain, will work.
Financial aid doesn’t just appear out of thin air. The federal government and other organizations create regulations and budgets that allow them to dole it out through appropriate channels. There are a wide variety of programs at the federal, state, and private levels to help students pay for their higher education. Financial aid mainly includes […]
If you don't qualify for federal financial aid, you may be eligible for scholarships and grants, financial aid from your state or school, or private student loans. You can also try to work while in school to cover the costs.
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be confusing, especially when it comes to questions about whether you’re a dependent or independent student. If you’re under the age of 24, the federal government assumes you’re a dependent student for the purposes of financial aid—and you can’t simply choose to file as […]
If your parents will not or cannot help you pay for college, you still have options to cover the costs. First, fill out the FAFSA. Next, look for scholarships, places to work while in school, and private student loans.
The FAFSA takes around 1 hour to complete if you do it online or 3 hours if you do it by paper. It takes around 3 to 5 days to receive the results if you include an email or 7 to 10 days if you only included a physical address.