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Top Five Things for High School Seniors to Do Before January 1, 2022

Apply for Scholarships and Develop a Scholarship Calendar Many students and parents concentrate on applying for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and then wait for the colleges to send them a financial aid offer. After the dollar amounts offered do not meet their needs, then they reach out to people Read More

The Best Ways to Manage Money as a College Student

Most college students are financially limited and adult life is starting to become their new norm. You just graduated high school, not yet working on your dream career, and still learning who you want to become.  As you build your adult life, good finances will be a common denominator in how far you go. Use Read More

Private Scholarship Management Suggestions

You, your family, school, or organization have an idea to create a scholarship program to support students. This is wonderful way to assist students pay for educational expenses. In many cases the scholarship application requirements, application review process and how funds will be disbursed to the student’s college or university are topics which results in Read More

5 Ways to Teach Students About Money

Teaching students about money lessons is essential for raising adults who are comfortable talking about and handling their money Here are 5 great tips for helping students learn about money. 1. Talk About Family Finances We’re not suggesting that you study your financial spreadsheets with your kids for a family fun night, but your children Read More

Financial Aid Award Letters – 8 Things to Consider

1. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) After successfully completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will be provided a Student Aid Report (SAR). On the SAR is a number called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The EFC is the number that determines your eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA) from your FAFSA results Read More

New FAFSA Changes – Winners and Losers

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be undergoing significant changes soon and families, who hope to obtain financial aid, need to prepare for the FAFSA changes. Tucked into federal pandemic relief legislation that Congress passed during the Christmas holidays, was a dramatic overhaul to the FAFSA and financial aid rules. Last week, I Read More

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