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9 Tips For More Financial Aid

9 Tips For More Financial Aid

If you are a parent of a college-bound student, you are likely wondering how much financial aid your child can secure for college. To ensure the best possible federal financial aid package possible, consider these nine tips for more financial aid.

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Plenty of students and their families have to borrow money for college, but when it comes to student loans, it’s easy to get in over your head. Here’s what you need to know about loans, and how to know when to say when! more

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM financial aid

It takes a village to raise a child, someone once told me. Well, it seems it takes Fort Knox to send one to college. Make no mistake, college costs are as real as they come. For many parents this can cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. more

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 AM financial aid

The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up six percent from last year! more

Jan 30, 2017 10:47 AM financial aid

Here’s a little secret to remember as those acceptance envelopes arrive: the scholarship offers that schools initially send might not be the best possible offer your teen can get! more

Jan 10, 2017 12:00 AM financial aid

Your son or daughter is about to make the magical transformation from teen to young adult. As the one charged with sending them off into the world, it’s no wonder you’re stressed! more

Sep 12, 2016 12:39 PM financial aid

What exactly do students need to know when taking out a student loan? more

May 12, 2016 4:24 PM financial aid

So your child has studied hard, put in the work, and has been accepted to that prestigious school of their dreams. Congratulations! But when your child's first choice is out of reach, how do you break the news that you cannot afford to make it work? more

Mar 15, 2016 4:43 PM financial aid

With student loan debt exceeding credit card debt, building a college savings plan could help prevent you from going into debt when paying for your child's college. Dave Ramsey talks about the do's and don'ts for building that college savings. more

Mar 15, 2016 1:46 PM financial aid

Think back to high school. As an 18 year old, what did you know about personal finance? Could you make a monthly budget? Did you even know what compound interest was? A recent study by Citizen’s Financial Group highlights the regrets of former stude more

Jan 26, 2015 9:53 AM financial aid

Saying “pretty please” or “abracadabra” won’t guarantee you a scholarship. Neither does falling for the too-good-to-be-true scholarship service scams promising to “do all the work” in finding exclusive scholarships in exchange for a service fee and p more

Jan 23, 2015 9:34 AM financial aid

Have a teen who gives back to the community? Want to learn how volunteering can help maximize your teen’s chances of earning scholarships? Carl Collins, Enrollment Director of Troy University at Montgomery, gave us a few insider tips on what some sch more

Nov 19, 2014 12:56 PM financial aid

Few investments allow parents to save for their teen’s college expenses while at the same time securing special tax advantages. But with Alabama’s CollegeCounts 529 plan, they can do just that. more

Nov 19, 2014 12:28 PM financial aid

Hoping for tuition assistance? We’ve done some of the legwork for you. Try these tips for finding and securing scholarships. more

Aug 22, 2014 2:27 PM financial aid

Teach your teens how to properly manage a checking account with these seven sensible tips. more

Feb 4, 2014 1:40 PM financial aid

Breaking bad news is never easy, especially when talking to your teens. How do you tell them that you can’t afford to send them to their dream school? Learn about the best way to handle the situation. more

Jan 30, 2014 2:19 PM financial aid

Plenty of students and/or their families have to borrow money to afford college these days, but when it comes to student loans, do you know when to say when? more

Nov 7, 2013 10:35 AM financial aid 2 Comments

Tommy Dismukes, Director of Student Financial Services at Huntingdon College for 17 years shares with us his best tips for getting financial aid. more

Feb 13, 2013 10:57 AM financial aid

Do You Know Your College Financial Facts? True or False more

Feb 13, 2013 10:56 AM financial aid

Ole Miss has several scholarships available for incoming freshmen. more

Jan 2, 2013 12:50 PM financial aid

$500 Scholarship