In recent news about the sequester—or budget cuts that should impact the distribution of federal financial aid to certain college students—the Information for Financial Aid Professionals or IFAP[i] has released the latest data via an electronic announcement[ii]. It comes on the heels of three other announcements dated March 1st, 2013[iii], March 15th, 2013[iv], and April [...]
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With the U.S. Department of Education estimating around $150 billion in federal student aid and rising tuition costs, it’s no wonder that many students are motivated to complete FAFSAs, spend hours researching scholarships and grants, and do their best to find legitimate financial aid rewards. Fortunately, for many students, they do receive aid and their [...]
Whether you are a single mom returning to college after a 10-year hiatus, a self-employed business professional who wants to earn his online MBA or a health care employee who wants to improve her chances of moving up the ladder, don’t let applying for federal aid intimidate you. The FAFSA today is not the FAFSA of [...]
As a college student, you are always looking for ways to save money. Whether it is through delving into scholarship and loan sites and/or interviewing for part-time jobs to help pay for tuition, saving money is as much about managing it. According to the White House: “Because of the high costs of college, about two-thirds [...]
Right before Valentine’s Day, the Obama administration made good on President Obama’s desire to aid students and parents regarding the selection of a college. Mr. Obama, in his 2013 State of the Union address, spoke of releasing: “a new “College Scorecard” that parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria [...]
Recently an agreement was reached in the student loan interest debate. Democrats and Republicans scrambled to come together to keep the federal loans at the current rate before the anticipated spike on July 1st. Pressure is still on House Republicans to jump on board so that students with government subsidized loans won’t have to deal with a huge interest hike.