How Financial Aid is Awarded
All colleges provide financial aid based on the amount of "Financial
Need" a student and his family has. And Financial Need is
determined by the following formula or Student Aid Methodology:....
What You Must Know About The FAFSA Application ...
And Other Essential Steps In Applying For Student Financial Aid
The FAFSA and CSS PROFILE are what you need to apply for 99% of
all student financial aid. And just so you understand what these
forms are designed to accomplish, we'll be taking a moment to
review the concepts of Estimated Family Contribution, Cost of
Attendance, and Financial Need....
What You Need To Know About College Student Loans
College student loans come in many different shapes and sizes.
There's need-based loans, non-need-based, subsidized, unsubsidized,
private student loans, college-sponsored loans, and even loans
that parents can obtain.....
The TRUTH About How To Get A Ton of Grants and Scholarships
For College, And Why Most of Those “Scholarship Search Services”
Are A Total Waste of Time
We get a lot of questions about "Scholarship Search Services"
(also called Scholarship Matching Services), and whether or not
they're a legitimate way of obtaining funds for college. There
are many services out there charging anywhere from $39 - $200
to match up students with specific "private" college
scholarships they are supposedly "qualified" to receive,
based on criteria such as age, GPA, hobbies, major, parents affiliations,
extracurricular activities, etc....
Everything You Need To Know About Federal Pell Grants
Pell Grants are a federally-funded grant program awarded to low-income
undergraduate students. Over $9.9 Billion was awarded in the 2001-02
academic year, making it the second largest form of financial
aid, next to the Stafford Loan. It is estimated that approximately
4 million students receive Pell Grants every year....