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You can use multiple forms of financial aid to pay for college. Knowing where to start can help you finish school with as little debt as possible.

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How Being an Emancipated Minor Affects Financial Aid

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be confusing, especially when...

How to Pay for College Without Parents’ Help

If your parents will not or cannot help you pay for college, you still have...

How Long Does the FAFSA Take to Complete & Process?

The FAFSA takes around 1 hour to complete if you do it online or 3...

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 you receive your Student...

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

Like it or not, your parents’ financial situation affects your ability to get financial aid...

How Much Money Does the FAFSA Give You?

The amount of financial aid you may receive from the FAFSA is highly dependent on you and your parents' financial situation. Grants, work-study...

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...

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...

Should You Include Your Spouse’s Income on the FAFSA?

If you are married and live with your spouse, you must include his or her...

What is Considered Legal Residence on the FAFSA?

Your legal residence for the FAFSA typically is where your parents or legal guardians live....