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Aug
28
2014

“Cross your fingers and hope” is not a College plan: Here’s how to overcome the FAFSA

August is a challenging month for any college students managing a last minute bill. If you are stressing, you are not alone. A new NPR Ed article highlights the challenges that uninformed students face when dealing with the FAFSA, a big part of college bill payment. Does this quote describe the challenges you or others [&hellip…

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Aug
18
2014

How do federal student loan origination fees affect loan amounts?

“This does not add up!” Tammy said, calculator in hand with the college billing statement flat on the table. She’s already flustered since she knew an out-of-pocket payment would be due, but the amount is a bit higher than expected. She had her 18-year old son Billy with her, and did her best to hide [&hellip…

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Aug
18
2014

Recent FAFSA errors could alter College grants: Here’s how to fix them

News of 200,000 FAFSA applications with errors in need of correction has many students and parents nervous and wondering about financial aid eligibility. Will it reduce? Could the family be eligible for more? Here are important steps to take in securing funding for the upcoming semester. 1. Know the situation: 200,000 FAFSA’s are being reviewed [&hellip…

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Jul
17
2014

Top 3 ways to NOT pay college tuition

If you are a student or parent about to start or continue college, you no longer need to use your imagination to figure out what your college bill will be. By now you should already know, and the colleges are already expecting payments. Feeling the stress? Take a deep breath and commit to NOT make [&hellip…

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Jul
14
2014

“Read the bill together!” and four other family tips for smart college bill management

New college freshman and continuing students have a big hurdle to manage over the summer; The Tuition Bill! Here’s some smart advice for parents and students on managing this milestone financially. Read the bill together: Wondering how to start a conversation on financial literacy? It starts by simply looking at the college bill. Set a [&hellip…

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