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Bridge the Financial Aid Gap

Bridge the Financial Aid Gap

Make your financial aid package work for you.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published May 14, 2015
Borrowing for College: How Much is Too Much?

Borrowing for College: How Much is Too Much?

Beware of borrowing too much in student loans.

By Sandra Guy
Published May 14, 2015
Guide to Student Loans

Guide to Student Loans

An all-encompassing guide to student loans.

By Elisa Kronish
Published May 14, 2015
Loans 101: the Basics of Borrowing

Loans 101: the Basics of Borrowing

Get the basics on borrowing loans.

By Mike Pugh
Published May 13, 2015
Student Loan Glossary

Student Loan Glossary

Everything you need to know about student loans.

Published May 12, 2015
Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Remember, loans are not free money!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 12, 2015
3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages

3 Tips to Appeal Financial Aid Packages

Three tips to appeal a financial aid package.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 1, 2015
Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options

Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Financial Aid Options

Know all of your financial aid options.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 3, 2015
President Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

President Obama Signs Student Aid Bill of Rights

President Obama announces Student Aid Bill of Rights.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 21, 2015
How to Deal if Your Parents Won't Pay

How to Deal if Your Parents Won't Pay

They may support you in every other way, but unfortunately, they can't always afford to pay for school.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 25, 2015
15 Financial Aid Questions You Need to Ask

15 Financial Aid Questions You Need to Ask

What to ask to get the information you need.

By Carrie Greenberg and Mark Kantrowitz
Published February 25, 2015
3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now

3 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid Now

Keep in mind these three things about financial aid.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published February 19, 2015
Should I Claim Scholarships & Other Awards on My Taxes?

Should I Claim Scholarships & Other Awards on My Taxes?

Your scholarship may be taxable - discover how to report your scholarships on your taxes.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 18, 2015
"Free Money" & Taxes

"Free Money" & Taxes

It’s important to know the differences between the types of award funding, along with any government regulations applied to student award funds.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 18, 2015
All About Tax Filing

All About Tax Filing

The good news is that Fastweb has all the tax filing information that you'll need.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 18, 2015
Money Matters to Tackle While You're Still a Student

Money Matters to Tackle While You're Still a Student

Take on these money moves while you’re still a student so that you’re fully prepared once you enter the real world.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 11, 2015
A Paying for School Checklist

A Paying for School Checklist

When you’re looking to pay for school, lining up funding can become confusing. Thankfully, Fastweb is here to help!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 21, 2015
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

There's one very important celebration that takes place all month long that you may have overlooked...Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 21, 2015
Over $2.9 Billion in Free College Money Unclaimed by Students – Why?

Over $2.9 Billion in Free College Money Unclaimed by Students – Why?

The best way to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself by students missing out on free financial aid is for both graduating seniors and, of course, parents, to fill out their FAFSA forms ASAP!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 20, 2015
Do You Really Need Reasons to File Your FAFSA?

Do You Really Need Reasons to File Your FAFSA?

Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a complicated process. From digging through information on your family's assets to decoding income tax forms, filling out the FAFSA ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published January 15, 2015