The Cold Weather Survival Guide to Financial Aid and the FAFSA

A friend and client emailed me asking for guidance on the FAFSA because the financial aid night at the local high school was cancelled last night due to the extreme cold weather. So with her prompting I’m writing this very concise guide to financial aid that won’t answer all your questions, but will help you with the basics and point you in the right direction…at least until your laptop thaws out. What forms do I have to fill out? Both the student…

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Paying for College: A Primer for Using the FAFSA

Fact: College is expensive.  Fact: You knew that already… So how do you manage to pay for a very expensive item, when you don’t even know how much it will cost? A good place to start is with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Step 1: Make sure you’re at the correct website: www.FAFSA.ed.gov and not www.FAFSA.com, which charges you a fee to file your FAFSA…which is free to do, by the way. That’s what the first…

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