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Financial Aid Optimization For Your High School Sophomore Starts In 2020!

A two-year lookback at income for financial aid eligibility may make the process daunting. Our advice hasn’t changed: Plan your college funding now!

Should You Appeal Your Financial Aid Award?

Have you been through any major changes since applying for financial aid? If your rewarded seems low, you might want to appeal it.

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How To Crush That Financial Aid Appeal Letter

The financial aid award letter from your favorite college has arrived, but the package isn’t what you expected. Don’t panic! Maybe it doesn’t reflect your current financial situation or a recent scholastic achievement; there could even have been a miscalculation when filing the FAFSA. What do you do? You CAN write a financial aid appeal letter…

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Score Big and Get Financial Aid For Athletes

Your student participates in high school sports and has become a promising athlete. With college on the horizon, you might be asking yourself two questions. First, can their skills at sports tie into their future at college? And if so, are there steps you can take to secure financial aid for athletes or land an…

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5 Reasons Why EVERYONE Should Apply for Financial Aid

One of the most common questions I hear is, “Don’t I make too much to apply for financial aid?” This is an excellent question. If you earn a high income, own a nice home or two and have money saved for college and retirement, why would you bother completing those cumbersome and intrusive financial aid…

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7 Financial Aid Planning Tips You Need To Know

College can be expensive, and with rising tuition costs parents and students need to be financially prepared to make sound decisions based on what they can afford. A good place to begin researching to prepare for your child’s education costs is with online resources like FinAid!, which offers financial aid planning tips every parent needs…