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Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Tips to finding help for college financial aid

Career, Finance
Accessing financial assistance for college can be trying and even so for families going through the process for the first time. A national program was created first by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association to assist students and families with financial aid assistance. As time passed more and more state associations have joined the movement to provide on-site, professional guidance through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). How College Goal Sunday Works College Goal Sunday program varies state to state. Every state has an association for financial aid counselors, usually called association for financial aid administrators. The associations set up an on-site workshop for families for free. At the workshop families access the FAFSA form and learn how to co...
Back to School: 7 Ways to Finance Your College Tuition

Back to School: 7 Ways to Finance Your College Tuition

Career
The cost of college is the number one barrier to continuing education. Many of us end up looking solely towards an Education Loan. This is certainly a good way to go about it, but there are many other ways to stretch your college dollars. What are your options? Here are seven ways you can pay for college.   Look into loans. First, we cannot ignore the top way to buy into college: loans. Sure, debt isn’t ideal, but check out this Education Loan Calculator. You may be able to find a rate that’s more affordable than you thought. From there, you can supplement with a few of the following methods. Work/study. Many people save on tuition by working for the school as they study. This is particularly beneficial if you’re living off-campus (such as with your parents...