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09
Dec
How to Write a Financial Aid Appeal Letter

If you've been denied financial aid—or offered far less than you think you're eligible for—you can submit a financial aid appeal letter to have your eligibility reconsidered. Here's how.

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21
Jun
Pell Grants: Amounts, Limits, & Eligibility

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.

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29
May
How to Pay for College Without Parents’ Help

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.

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29
May
What Dropping Out of College Means for Financial Aid

If you drop out of college before your school's deadline for dropping courses, you likely won't be refunded already-paid tuition. Furthermore, if you drop out after 120 days of federal student loans being disbursed, you will owe at least part of the loan back.

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07
Mar
Average Cost of College Statistics

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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