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Paying for College: 5 Things to Know About College Financial Aid Letters

Abigail Seldin | Posted 05.17.2015 | College
Abigail Seldin

Don't let the headache of untangling financial aid letters spoil the thrill of getting into college. Here are five things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options for attending and paying for school.

Review Your Offer of Financial Aid With an Eye On Your Future

Maura Kastberg | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

How you present yourself in person and on social media can come into play as admissions and financial aid officers make decisions about your financial aid package and your future.

Don't Forget to Update Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

Maura Kastberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

Since these forms are directly related how much and what type of financial aid you receive, it is important that you look over the information for accuracy.

Add Applying for Financial Aid to Your Holiday To-Do List

Mary Johnson | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

While you are making your holiday list and checking it twice, don't forget to add a reminder to apply for financial aid. What better gift than knowing you'll have enough money to send your child to college?

Student Debt: It's More Complicated (And Better) Than You Think

Donna Randall | Posted 02.12.2014 | College
Donna Randall

The end of December is traditionally a time when high school seniors and their parents sit down for a serious conversation about college. As they debate the merits of various colleges, there is one question that inevitably comes up: Can we afford it?

10 Colleges With The Worst Financial Aid

Posted 12.16.2012 | College

With tuition continually on the rise, financial aid is an important part of any college choice. But what if it isn't what you thought it would be? ...

Your Money: The Top 8 College Financial Aid Questions You MUST Ask!

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Jodi Okun

Many students -- and their parents -- ignore one vital factor: how the colleges determine who will receive their financial aid.

The New College Financial Aid Shopping Sheet: Know Before You Owe!

Jodi Okun | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Jodi Okun

The Shopping Sheet reveals the costs and responsibilities of student loans upfront -- before students have enrolled -- outlining their total estimated annual costs, institutional rates of completion and default.

How to Haggle For That College Money

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | College

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) - Over the next week, most colleges will give high school seniors the good news -- who g...

Working With Colleges to Find Financial Aid

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.14.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Many families assume their search for college cash ends when they file the FAFSA. That's really just the beginning -- here's what to know after you hit submit.

Applying for Financial Aid? Do Your Homework

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.31.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

It's no surprise that financial aid is a big part of a student's decision to go back to school. The good news is that the federal government and private resources are offering more money than ever to meet this growing need.