Although it started Oct. 1, it’s not too late to file Hello, everyone. It’s FAFSA® time again and although it started October 1st, 2018, it’s not too late to file. But the sooner the better because some forms of financial aid are on a first come, first served basis. New seniors in high school can […]

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There are many myths about private scholarships that need to be debunked. Here is a must read reprint of the tweet and post by  Ron Them of the ACCFS (Association of Certified College Funding Specialists): THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS There are many misconceptions about “college scholarships” in the market today. I’ve dealt with […]

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Here’s the reprint from the Association of Certified College Funding Specialists: House Republicans’ proposal would cut back loans, tighten repayment options and let for-profit colleges become 100 percent federally funded WASHINGTON — A bill proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives could change the college-financing system dramatically, moving billions of dollars out of financial […]

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Attention FAFSA filers!  You will need to establish an FSA ID (federal student aid ID) in order to file the FAFSA in January. For those of you who have previously filed a FAFSA, you have established a pin. But that pin won’t work anymore. As of May, the new FAFSA regulations require you to create […]

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There’s only a month left to reap two years’ worth of financial aid. This upcoming FAFSA will be the last FAFSA available in January. After that, the FAFSA should be filled out in October. So in 2016 you will be filling out two FAFSAs.  On the January FAFSA you will use your estimated 2015 tax […]

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Well, the good news is that the cost of federal student and parent loans will go down for the 2015-2016 school year. The new rates will take effect on July 1, 2015.  As explained by Rick Darvis of the NICCP, “Each year the federal government resets the rates on student loans based on the yield return […]

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Came across a really interesting study by Anthony Carnevale, Jeff Strohl and Michelle Melton of Georgetown University  on “The Economic Value of College Majors”. The study found that the choice of your major is more important than the college you attend. A person with a bachelor’s degree will earn on average 84% more than a […]

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Good  NPR audio article.  http://www.npr.org/…/…/The-Crazy-World-Of-College-Admissions The ‘Crazy’ World Of College Admissions Guest host Lynn Neary talks to Andrew Ferguson, a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, about his new book, Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College. Ferguson details his… NPR.ORG|BY WEEKEND EDITION SUNDAY Unlike · · Share

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