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The FAFSA Is Open!

Hi Friend, Happy New Year! The delayed soft launch opening of the FAFSA makes for a crunched timeline, so it’s important to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible – even if you don’t think you’ll qualify for aid.  The FAFSA is integral to unlocking need-based grants, work-study, federal student loans and institutional aid and scholarships. The FAFSA is open,…

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7 Tips for Navigating Financial Aid Award Letters  

Understanding and deciphering financial aid award letters is crucial for aspiring college students and their families when navigating the costs associated with higher education. Award letters outline the financial aid package offered by a college or university. These letters are often filled with intricate financial terms and unconventional abbreviations. To unravel financial aid award letters…

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Understanding Financial Aid

Hi Friend, Happy Holidays! We hope you get the opportunity to relax and recharge during the winter break.  The Department of Education has announced that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available by December 31, 2023. There will likely be a delay in processing the FAFSA after the updated version of the form goes…

Financial Aid Explained

At Strategies For College, we strongly encourage parents to start planning their financial strategy for their student’s higher education before their senior year of high school. This process involves quite a bit of research and should include a careful, honest assessment of your family’s financial situation. The goal is to develop a plan for college that results…

5 Reasons to Apply for Financial Aid

Hi Friend, Happy Thanksgiving! As the excitement of the holiday season begins, it may become more challenging for your student to focus on the college deadlines approaching. Setting a plan in motion is key to staying on top of the college application process. Keeping up to date with the details of college application season is a big…

5 Important Reasons to Apply for Financial Aid

Every college-aspiring student should apply for financial aid – even those from families with higher incomes. Financial aid can provide valuable support to many students, and there are several reasons why all families should consider applying for financial aid. Here are five important reasons to apply:  1. You Might Qualify for Financial Aid: Many families…