Financial Aid

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.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More, Scholarships, Student Loans,
29
May
How Long Does the FAFSA Take to Complete & Process?

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.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid,
29
May
What is the Student Loan Ombudsman?

An ombudsman is someone appointed within the government or a private organization to investigate complaints against poor administration of programs. If you are having trouble with your student loans, there are two student loan ombudsman groups that you should know about: the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group and the CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman Group. Both exist

Posted in: Financial Aid, Student Loans,
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.

Posted in: Financial Aid, Learn More, Scholarships, Student Loans,
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.

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,
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 […]

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,
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.

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Loans,
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.

Posted in: FAFSA, Financial Aid,
29
May
How Many Times Should You File the FAFSA?

You’ll need to fill out the FAFSA once per year, every year that you’re attending school and want financial aid. Even if you don't need federal student loans or think you'll qualify for grants or scholarships, you should still fill it out just in case you do.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid, Student Loans,
29
May
How to File the FAFSA When You Don’t Live With Your Parents

If you don't live with your parents, you may be considered an independent student in terms of the FAFSA. This will likely increase the amount of aid that you're eligible for.

Posted in: FAFSA (2), Financial Aid, Student Loans,