FAFSA Articles

Student Loans: 6 Tips to Smart Borrowing

Student loans has become an almost-inevitable part of the college process. However, shopping for student loans is much different than shopping for extra-long bedsheets or mini-fridges. Kevin Walker of SimpleTuition.com offers six smart tips for taking out student loans. Read more…

Your Financial Aid Award Letter and What it Means

You’ve got your big envelope! You’ve been accepted to your choice school – awesome! Now comes the the next big step:  figuring out your financial aid package.  It’s important to understand the responsibilities of accepting different types of financial aid such as grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. However, those financial aid award letters can be downright confusing. Need […]

When it Comes to Financial Aid and FAFSA, Time is Money!

By Veronica Garcia StudentAdvisor.com Staff When it comes to paying for college, many of us are drawn away from the daunting task of having to fill out the FAFSA. We want to get some money for college, but the thought of having to sit at your computer for hours upon hours looking through your parents […]

7 Ways to Get the Best Financial Aid Package for College [VIDEO]

By Dean Tsouvalas StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief Now that applications are in, it’s time for college-bound students to start applying for financial aid to help fund their education. Yesterday I sat down with Gene Lavanchy of Boston’s Fox 25 Morning News Show to discuss ways students and parents can land the best possible financial aid package. While the […]

First Time Applying for Financial Aid? 11 Things You Need to Know

By Purvi S. Mody For StudentAdvisor.com The beginning of a new year brings resolutions, hope, and change. For high school seniors, the next six months marks the end of childhood as they know it and the beginning of the rest of their lives. In just a few months, they will venture out into new territories: geographic, […]

FAFSA: 3 Things You Need to Do Before Applying for Financial Aid

Get ready to block out a couple of hours on your calendar to sit down and just get that FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) done. If you’ll be applying for aid you should definitely do it online. The Department of Education recommends using FAFSA on the Web for several reasons: Online instructions are […]

State FAFSA Deadlines for 2012 – 2013

By Dean Tsouvalas StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief The FAFSA is your first and most important step to getting the money you need to help you pay for college.  And we have all the FAFSA Deadlines for 2012 – 2013. Federal Deadline: FAFSA applications for the 2012-2013 school year must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, […]

Time to Fill Out the FAFSA! Are You Ready to Apply for Financial Aid?

By Dean Tsouvalas StudentAdvisor.com Editor-in-Chief The FAFSA is your first and most important step to getting the money you need to help you pay for college. What is the FAFSA? The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the application for U.S. government financial aid for college, including need-based Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education […]

What is the FAFSA? A StudentAdvisor Financial Aid Crash Course

By Megan Kenslea StudentAdvisor.com Staff As tuition costs climb, more students have to look for financial assistance to fund their education. It seems that while many students understand the process of getting into college, very few have much guidance on how to pay for it. In fact one of the most common questions that gets […]

10 Financial Aid Forms You Can’t Afford to Forget

By Wendy David-Gaines For StudentAdvisor.com Colleges determine which financial aid applications they require to calculate financial aid awards. There are billions of dollars in financial aid available for college from federal and state governments, college institutional funds, and outside scholarships. Awards are based on applications and colleges determine which forms they require. Each college has its own […]

Applying for Student Aid: Taking the Fear out of FAFSA

With FAFSA deadlines right around the corner first time applicants and their parents are becomingly increasingly more anxious. Today’s post is dedicated to helping you overcomb those fears about applying for student aid. For more information on the FAFSA, step-by-step instructions to filling out the form and other tips please read our Free FAFSA Guide. […]

FAFSA State Deadlines – Don’t Miss These FAFSA Dates

One of the most common FAFSA mistakes is simply missing the deadline.  So to help you avoid that, we’ve put together the 2010 – 2011 FAFSA Deadlines for each state.  For more information on the FAFSA, step-by-step instructions to filling out the form and other tips please read our Free FAFSA Guide. Federal Deadline: Online […]