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FAFSA Delays Stressing You Out? 3 Ways to Take Advantage of The Extra Time

How to Leverage the FAFSA Delays Applying for student financial aid can be both overwhelming and...

02/15/2024

FAFSA Frustrations? 4 Common Problems & Fixes for the New 2024 Form

FAFSA 2024: 4 Recurring Frustrations and How to Fix Them The FAFSA application process is a...

01/25/2024

College Cost Clarity: Sticker Price vs. Net Price

Sticker Price vs Net Price: Making Sense of College Costs Are you a parent of a...

11/08/2023

Which Colleges Require the CSS Profile for Financial Aid and Why?

What Colleges Require the CSS Profile for Financial Aid? When it comes to applying for financial...

10/23/2023

Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible?

Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible? In today's world, the cost of college continues...

4 min 10/06/2023

When Is the FAFSA Due?

When Is The FAFSA Due If you’re in the throes of college application season, then you’re...

2 min 10/02/2023

How Much Financial Aid Can You Get? Cracking the Code on College Costs

As a parent, you want the best for your child's future, and higher education is...

09/25/2023

What is the FAFSA? The Essential Guide For Success

If you're a parent with a child heading off to college or one already there,...

09/15/2023

What is the CSS Profile? Mastering the CSS Profile for Maximum Aid

When it comes to financing your education, there's more to consider than just tuition fees....

3 min 09/14/2023

FAFSA Frustration: 10 Common Mistakes You Can Avoid

  Are you feeling the pressure of impending college costs? You’re definitely not alone. The road...

09/13/2023

Preparing for the FAFSA Changes – Tips and Timelines to Ease Your Stress

Summer is in full swing and rising high school seniors are, no, let me rephrase,...

3 min 06/22/2023

Financial Aid Guidance for Divorced or Separated Families

https://youtu.be/9BqeeULhB4Q   What Constitutes a "Divorced or Separated Family" for College Financial Aid? Colleges don't see a difference...

6 min 03/27/2023

What is an EFC and What Does it Mean For You?

In this video, we're going to take a look at what is an EFC and...

01/11/2023

What is the Data Retrieval Tool in FAFSA?

  In this video, we'll discuss what to know about the Data Retrieval Tool and how...

01/06/2023

The FAFSA Simplification Act – Upcoming FAFSA Changes

With the FAFSA Simplification Act comes a host of changes to the way federal student...

4 min 11/21/2022

Video: How to Complete the IDOC Financial Aid Verification Process

How to Complete the IDOC Financial Aid Verification Process     The college financial aid application process is...

3 min 11/17/2022

How Home Equity Affects The CSS Profile

The CSS Profile and the FAFSA have very different requirements and how they calculate your...

4 min 11/17/2022

Pros and Cons of FAFSA’s Data Retrieval Tool

The FAFSA leverages a tool called the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to make...

11/02/2022

IDOC and FAFSA Verification

Getting all of your financial aid forms completed and submitted is a major milestone. A...

4 min 10/25/2022

7 New FAFSA Changes You Need To Know

The Federal Student Aid office recently announced FAFSA changes that will go into effect for...

4 min 10/07/2022

Filling Out the CSS Profile Dos, Don’ts, and Updates

  The 2024-2025 CSS Profile is available now. Before you dive headfirst into filling out this...

3 min 09/30/2022

What you Need to Know About Completing the CSS Profile or FAFSA with Divorced or Separated Parents or Two-Household Families

Financial aid forms can seem tricky for any household, but this is especially true for...

09/13/2022

FAFSA Verification – What It Is, How to Handle It, and Why Parents Shouldn’t Freak Out

When applying for financial aid, you are submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

3 min 09/13/2022

Parents and Dependents: Clarifying Relationships in Financial Aid Reporting

When dependent students apply for financial aid whether through the FAFSA or CSS Profile, they...

3 min 09/08/2022

The 3 Different Types of Expected Family Contribution Explained

Do you find this article helpful? Imagine what you could learn from Matt, along with...

3 min 09/08/2022

Quirks of the Financial Aid Application: Answers to Some Common FAFSA Questions

When you think about financial aid, “quirky” might not be the first word that comes...

3 min 09/08/2022

Applying for Financial Aid: FAFSA and CSS Profile

 Today we’re talking about applying for financial aid. Not the most exciting topic, but we...

3 min 09/08/2022

What is the FSA ID? Why do you need one?

Thank you for joining us for this brief video with our very own Fairy Godmother...

09/06/2022

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) : What It Is and Why It Matters to College Financial Aid

It seems like in the world of financial aid there's always one question that bubbles...

09/05/2022

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