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 [...]

Don’t Forget to Complete the CSS Profile!

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While most parents and students are aware of the need to complete a FAFSA form in order to receive financial aid, many often overlook the additional CSS/Profile that is required by many private, and some public universities. Unlike the FAFSA, the CSS/Profile is a way to provide non-federal funds to students by way of grants [...]