Financial Aid

07
Mar
Average Cost of College Statistics for 2018

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 to the right (which […]

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
19
Jan
The Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs of 2018

Financial literacy is an increasingly concerning issue among the Millennial generation. The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) defines financial literacy as: “Possessing the skills and knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual’s personal, family and global community goals.” Educational focus on these

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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, this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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06
Sep
How to get the Most out of FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as FAFSA, is a generally well-known tool to high school students, parents, and college students in the United States of America. It is an application that many prospective college students submit to the government for higher education financial aid.The results of these applications provide details of […]

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24
Aug
Most Affordable Schools for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need

Today, the average student loan borrower graduates with over $28,000 in debt. This is no small chunk of change, and when interest is included, could balloon to a much higher amount. One of the best ways to avoid this often debilitating debt is to avoid taking on as much as possible. How is this possible?Grants and scholarships.These are […]

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02
Aug
FAFSA: Step One with Student Loans

If you are part of the vast majority of students who needs financial assistance in order to be able to afford your college education, then you are already familiar with how many applications and forms you have to fill out. While some of these may seem long and daunting, they all have their purpose and […]

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18
Apr
LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline

Are you struggling to understand the financial aid process? Do you have a question about student loans, scholarships, or grants?If so, you are not alone. The rising costs of higher education has made paying for college a difficult task. And, understanding the financial aid process and jargon can be equally as difficult.In conjunction with the […]

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20
Nov
8 Myths About the FAFSA

When it comes time to go to college, you may believe some of the most common FAFSA myths that exist out there. It is never a good idea to believe what you hear. You should always research it to make sure it is a valid point. If this is your first time applying for federal […]

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Tags: FAFSA,