Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters – Part 3

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This is the third and final of a multi-part article that provides clear steps to determining your families out of pocket expenses for a college once you have viewed that school’s financial aid award offer. Now that you understand how a college awards your financial aid, as well as the different types of aid offered, [...]

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters – Part 2

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*This is the second of a multi-part article that provides clear steps to determining your families out of pocket expenses for a college once you have viewed that school’s financial aid award offer. There is no standard format to a financial aid award letter. Schools may or may not include the Cost of Attendance. They [...]

Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters – Part 1

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*This is a multi-part article that provides clear steps to determining your families out of pocket expenses to a college once you have viewed your school’s financial aid award offer. At this time, most students should have completed their FAFSA and any other financial aid forms required from the colleges they applied to or are [...]

Should you be Filing a FAFSA?

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It’s the new year and for parents of high school seniors and college-aged kids, it signifies the arrival of this year’s FAFSA. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is the tool that helps determine a family’s eligibility for federal grants, loans and work [...]