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Forget Accident Forgiveness! What about Loan Forgiveness?

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of student loans that loom years after graduating? It is indeed a heavy burden.  Of the 20 million students attending college per year, about 60% require federal student loans because they lack the certification to obtain scholarships or simply cannot afford the rising costs associated with college attendance.  With over…

October Senior Scoop — Know Your Net Price for College

Paying for college is a daunting task.  However, with the abundance of loan options and scholarships available to students this year, the burden and worry can be lessened. When including these extra funding sources, figuring out how much to compensate can be difficult. That’s why we use Net Price Calculators to obtain the full cost…

Applying for Financial Aid Is Not As Scary As The Monster Under Your Bed

When you were a kid, were you afraid of the dark and the monster under your bed? Well, if you think that applying for college financial aid is like the monster under the bed, I’ve got good news for you, you can tame the monster if you understand the process. First, let’s look at the…

Federal Student Aid Programs: What the Changes Mean to You

Paying for higher education can be difficult for many families. Costs continue to skyrocket at a time when many are struggling with economic and employment uncertainties. This makes applying and receiving financial aid critical for many college students. One factor that determines financial aid is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). After your completed FAFSA is…

The Fiscal Cliff & College Savers: What You Should Know

Everywhere you look on the news recently you’ll hear talk of the fiscal cliff and how it’s going to affect everything from credit cards to jobs to people saving for college. But what is the fiscal cliff? According to About.com, the fiscal cliff is the popular shorthand term used to describe the conundrum that the…

Financial Aid: Need Blind vs. Need Aware Admissions Policy

One of the first things you’ll want to find out about when you’re seeking financial aid from a school is what the school’s admissions policy is for students who need assistance with college money. Schools maintain different policies in regards to how generous they are with applicants applying for aid. Understanding the difference between a…