Financial Aid

Financial aid tips and resources to help you figure out how to pay for college.

If you applied for financial aid using the FAFSA, CSS PROFILE or other financial aid application, you will receive a financial aid award letter from the colleges you listed. You should expect to receive your award well...
Don't let the thought of completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) overwhelm you. Here are a few free resources to help you if you get stumped. 1. Live FAFSA...
If you are looking for a new way to reduce your college costs, you have come to the right place. Today, I will review how you can "CLEP out" of college classes to save money.
How do you avoid massive student debt when the cost of a Bachelor's degree has surpassed the average price of a home in many states? Most experts agree that taking out student...
Looking for new ways to reduce student debt? Then consider attending an Early College High School (ECHS). These programs, which have gained in popularity over the last 15 years, give students the opportunity to earn a...
As you begin your scholarship search, don’t overlook scholarships specifically designed for students from your state, city, school or affiliated organization. Here are some reserved just for students from Texas: 1. Dallas County...
Public colleges in Texas are among many colleges across the country offering free tuition programs for students from low-income and middle-income families. As you review the list below, keep in mind some colleges might not publicize or...
Some colleges claim to meet 100% of a student's demonstrated financial need, but what exactly does that mean? In simple terms, "demonstrated financial need" is the difference between the Cost of Attendance (COA) and...
There are four (4) types of financial aid available – grants, loans, scholarships and work-study.  These funds are available through the federal government, state, colleges and private organizations. Students can begin applying for financial...
As college costs continue to rise, many families worry they might not be able to afford college. They are plagued with many questions: Will my child receive enough financial aid? Will I have to take out loans?...

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