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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.



If you’re like most full-time students, you may need to consider a student loan to help pay for college. But should you take out a Federal Student Loan, or should you consider a private lender? more

Feb 12, 2018 11:38 AM financial aid

You can’t place a price on your education-but colleges certainly can! High tuition costs can have you considering some high-dollar student loans, which may require a cosigner. Turning to mom and dad might be your first instinct for a signature, but.. more

Feb 9, 2018 3:18 PM financial aid

Need help with scholarships? Talk to your counselor! more

Jan 19, 2018 12:04 PM financial aid

You’ve worked hard, and it’s paid off! Now that you have the scholarship, how are you going to keep it while earning your degree? Here are some ways you can lose your scholarship. more

Oct 30, 2017 1:39 PM financial aid

Make no mistake, college costs are as real as they come. For many parents this can cause a great deal of anxiety and stress. Learn how to cope! more

Apr 20, 2017 12:00 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! Learn how to cope! more

Sep 12, 2016 12:39 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

What if you could go to college and be given a job that is related to your major and fits around your class schedule in order to pay tuition? Sound too good to be true? It isn’t! The FAFSA Work Study Program offers this very opportunity to students. more

Feb 9, 2016 3:01 PM 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. more

Jan 23, 2015 9:34 AM 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

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

While many critics suggest that college does little more than take money out of a poor man or woman's pocket for four to six years, there are other others that still believe in the power of higher education. more

Jan 2, 2013 10:43 AM financial aid

$500 Scholarship