Understanding Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

By Brock Jolly / February 21, 2020

This article was updated on February 21, 2020. It was originally published on February 18, 2016. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a confusing government-type report that summarizes the information that you provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here are the important things to look at when you receive your report.…

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And the Award Goes to Students That Apply for Scholarships!

By Theresa White / February 12, 2020

This article was originally published on May 6, 2015. It was updated on February 12, 2020. No Time for Modesty The Hollywood awards season ended with the Oscars ceremony this past Sunday. Millions tuned in to celebrate—or criticize—the achievements of actors, directors, screenwriters, and musicians. Personally, The Academy Awards always serve as a reminder that…

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3 tips for having the college money talk

By Online Media Source / February 12, 2020

By Chris Wills | January 30, 2020 In our work of helping families navigate the college process. it continually shocks me how few have not had the “money talk,” either between the parents and/or between parents and child. Given the cost of college today, this is highly irresponsible at best, if not downright dangerous. I…

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Don’t Bank on the Big Time NCAA Baseball Scholarship

By M Cappo / January 29, 2020

NCAA Baseball Scholarship Stipulations Thousands of parents and young athletes all around the country are spending countless hours and money to achieve a major goal: getting a baseball scholarship to pay for college.  What many of these parents and athletes do not realize is that the idea of a “full-ride” to their dream school to…

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Schools That Cover 100% of Your Financial Need

By Online Media Source / January 15, 2020

This is a guest post from Edmit. We have great news! There are a lot of schools across the United States that cover 100% of student financial need. Getting 100% of your financial need covered doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have to pay for some of your college expenses. This will depend on your demonstrated…

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How the GI Bill Affects the Costs of Higher Education

By Austin Perryman / January 7, 2020

In 1944, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (commonly referred to as the G.I. Bill), was designed and passed through Congress in the United States. Despite the original Bill expiring in 1956, new programs to assist U.S. military veterans have been created and referred to by the same name. This blog is not to dive…

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The FAFSA vs CSS Profile for Divorced Parents

By Demetrius Doss / January 7, 2020

This post was originally published on May 13, 2019. It was updated on January 7, 2020. No One Enjoys This Stuff…But It’s Crucial No matter where I am presenting my college funding workshop, there is always one common denominator: When I start discussing the FAFSA and CSS Profile I am met with a multitude of…

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The Myth of the D.C. Resident Paying In-State Tuition

By Zaina Bankwalla / December 31, 2019

This post was originally published on May 3, 2019. It was updated on December 31, 2019. Do Washington D.C. Residents Get In-State College Tuition in All States? This is the most common question I hear when I give my college workshop, Little Known Secrets of Paying for College. The short answer is…. No! But there…

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How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition

By Brock Jolly / December 10, 2019

This article was originally published on July 15, 2016. It was updated on December 10, 2019. Many students now attend public universities to reduce the cost of higher education. Unfortunately, students often face a huge premium if they want to attend a public university that is not in their state of residence. This can be…

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Educating Yourself When It Comes to Paying for College

By Erik Fischer / November 26, 2019

Saving for retirement is a challenge. Figuring out how to pay for your kids’ college while trying to save for retirement is a much more difficult challenge.  College is a daunting and anxiety-inducing proposition for so many parents.  It is one of the biggest pre-planned expenses in our lives and it often falls at an…

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