January 2016 Newsletter

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January 2016 Newsletter Welcome 2016! Workshops, FAFSA Tips & More Happy New Year! January marks the beginning of the 2016/2017 FAFSA season for high school seniors and current college students. It's time to apply! Every college has a different deadline for the FAFSA. Some are as early as January 15th. Submit your FAFSA as … [Read more...]

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid


This month's Senior Scoop article is re-posted from A mistake on your FAFSA can delay the processing of your application for financial aid! About 30% of all FAFSAs were selected for verification, a process intended to identify and correct common errors. Some colleges voluntarily required 100% of FAFSAs to undergo verification. If … [Read more...]

The $75,000 Fifth Year of College


Guest blogger Lisa Marker-Robbins is the owner/CEO of LEAP (Learning Enrichment and Assistance Program, LLC). In Brian’s junior year of high school, he was determined to become a petroleum engineer, the highest paid field of engineering. This was fueled by his love of science and math as well as successfully navigating a college level first … [Read more...]

December 2015 Newsletter: End of Year FAFSA Tips & More

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December 2015 Newsletter End of Year FAFSA Tips & More It’s December!  Before you settle in for the holidays, make sure you have optimized your 2015 end of year financial aid strategies. Next year new FAFSA rules will be implemented, which makes 2015 income a critical year for everyone. If you have a high school … [Read more...]

New FAFSA Rules Start the Clock Ticking to Get Your Plan in Order before the End of 2015

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Have you started planning for college yet? It might seem early to have a college funding plan in place if your daughter or son is only 14 or 15. College is 3 years away, but the time to start detailed planning is actually now. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the core application for all government and some institutional … [Read more...]