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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

If your students choose to take College classes online take note of this fact about their financial aid

U.S. News and World Report recently published a blog that showed taking college classes online can really affect the financial aid a student receives from traditional Colleges. When a college offers the option to either learn from home or return to campus and a student chooses the former, the financial aid office typically recalculates his Read More

Evaluating What Really Matters on a College Campus

Judging the Financial Aid Office Campus visits are a critical part of the college search process. But it is important to know what parts of a campus to evaluate more closely and what parts of a campus to smile at and move on. One crucial, and often missed, campus office that hold a profound influence Read More

The effect of coronavirus outbreak over student loans

The current COVID-19 virus outbreak may create a temporary financial problem for federal student loan borrowers. Borrowers who make payments hourly, or are unable to telework may face such a challenge sooner than other borrowers. The damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak is making our lives vulnerable to financial issues. So it’s important to be Read More

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