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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

How Home Equity Affects the CSS Profile. Will the equity you’ve built in your home impact...

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

FAFSA Changes 2023-24: What You Need To Know

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

4 min 10/07/2022

2023-2024 CSS Profile Dos, Don’ts, and Updates

The 2023-2024 CSS Profile is available on October 1, 2022. Before you dive head first...

3 min 09/30/2022

What Divorced, Separated and Two Household Families Need To Know About the FAFSA and CSS Profile

What Divorced, Separated and Two Household Families Need To Know About the FAFSA and CSS...

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

  Need-Based Financial Aid Let's drill down a little bit further on need-based financial aid. As a...

3 min 09/08/2022

FAFSA Mistakes To Avoid

Every October 1st, the FAFSA onslaught begins. Articles and social media posts pop up about...

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. Let's be honest -- no parent or student...

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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