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Your FAFSA Questions Answered

Credible | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Credible

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA is available to anyone who is considering graduate or undergraduate studies in the United States. The FAFSA is used by colleges and universities to determine eligibility for student aid.

Avoid This Trap When Using a Roth IRA to Pay for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

Paying for college is challenging enough. Paying for college while saving for retirement can be nearly impossible. There is only so much money to go around. Roth IRAs can be a great way to bridge the gap between paying for college and saving for your own retirement.

You Got Into College. Now What?

Evelynne Blatt | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Evelynne Blatt

Now, as an officially college bound student (or parent of a student) you may be feeling a new sense of anxiety over how to cover the cost of your investment in higher education. The answer is financial aid.

FAFSA and Family

Terry Savage | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Terry Savage

Families of millions of high school seniors are about to embark on a time-consuming, invasive and generally distasteful project: filling out the FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Don't Let the FAFSA Ruin Your Holiday Cheer: 10 Financial Aid Myths Debunked

Abigail Seldin | Posted 02.26.2015 | Education
Abigail Seldin

According to a recent analysis by Mark Kantrowitz, Senior Vice President at Edvisors Network and author of "Filing the FAFSA," roughly 2 million students who could have qualified for need-based Federal Pell Grants in the 2011-12 academic year never filed.

FAFSA and the Middle Class

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Experts who know precisely how the government calculates EFCs say there's one overarching reason for this shock: the formula is so outdated--it's loosely based on a family budget from 1967--that it's no surprise many 21st Century families are astonished when they receive their EFC estimates.

FAFSA, New and Improved?

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

Everyone hates filling out the FAFSA college financial aid form, and for middle class families it can feel like a big waste of time. Let's face it, ...

What You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA

Maura Kastberg | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

It's that time of year again when families that have a child starting college this coming fall need to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Don't make the mistake of assuming you earn too much or won't be eligible for anything.

Where in the World Is a College-Loan Bubble a Miracle?--Vittana Shows the Way, Part 3 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Why education? You can't take it away. It can't be washed away in a storm or eaten up by inflation. Knowledge and skills can transfer wherever a graduate goes in life.

Where in the World Is a College Loan Bubble a Miracle? -- Vittana Shows the Way, Part 2 of 4

Suzanne Skees | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Suzanne Skees

One hundred million students in the developing world lack access to education, blocked from their dreams by only a few hundred dollars. After graduation, the average Vittana student can earn as much as triple their earning power.

The Education Department's Hat Tip To Gay Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2013 | College

Students applying for federal student aid in 2014 will fill out a slightly different form than previous applicants. Rather than being able to report o...

Five Things to Keep in Mind as You File For Financial Aid

Maura Kastberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

The New Year is a time for reflection, introspection, and resolutions. One resolution you should make if you are a high school senior or the parent of one is to get your FAFSA submitted before the end of this month.

Organizing the College Application Process

Maura Kastberg | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

There are many dates to keep track of, but using a calendar to lay it out and plan from can go a long way towards making things a little easier.

What Will Your "College Tax" Be?

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 06.19.2012 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

You're ready to file your federal, state, and local taxes. If you've got a college-bound student, however, you're not quite finished calculating your total tax burden, yet.

It's FAFSA Break!

Monica Medina | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Monica Medina

What about the tooth fairy? Did she bring you any money this year that you can apply toward the cost of tuition? And exactly how much currency is in your pockets at this very moment? Oh, and do you know, off hand, the value of your grandmother's jewelry?