FAFSA

29
May
How Being an Emancipated Minor Affects Financial Aid

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 […]

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29
May
How to Add More Than 10 Schools to the FAFSA

If you want to send your FAFSA information to more than 10 schools, you will need to wait until your receive your Student Aid Report and then have it sent to them by going online, calling, or sending paper mail to the Federal Student Aid Program.

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29
May
How to Report Parents’ Cash, Checking Accounts, and Savings Accounts Balances on the FAFSA

Like it or not, however, your parents’ financial situation affects your ability to get financial aid for school. The federal government takes the position that if you want a college education, you and your parents (or other family members) should take the lion’s share of paying for it unless there is a compelling reason why […]

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29
May
How Much Money Does the FAFSA Give You?

The amount of financial aid you may receive from the FAFSA is highly dependent on your and your parents' financial situation. Grants, work-study programs, and student loan amounts all vary based on the school you are attending and the information you submit in the FAFSA.

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29
May
FAFSA Question: Do You Actually Have to Register with the Selective Service System?

If you're a male, registering with Selective Service is mandatory if you want federal financial aid for school regardless of whether you want to serve in the military or not.

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