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2016-2017 Financial Aid Deadlines

2016-2017 Financial Aid Deadlines

We've got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 6, 2016
Dear Santa, Please Pay Off My Student Debt…

Dear Santa, Please Pay Off My Student Debt…

When you have student loan debt up to your ears, turn to a new type of direct crowdfunding as a source for help.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 14, 2015
Why Should I Complete the FAFSA?

Why Should I Complete the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: free government money to help you pay for school!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 2, 2015
FAFSA Checklist

FAFSA Checklist

Trust us, if you do have the necessary information on hand, filling out the form will become much simpler.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published November 14, 2015
Should You Pay for FAFSA and Loan Services Help?

Should You Pay for FAFSA and Loan Services Help?

Is paying for FAFSA or student loan help a waste of money?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 18, 2015
Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Español

Ayuda Financiera del Estudiante en Español

Ayuda financiera del estudiante en Español.

Published September 9, 2015
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

Check out financial aid and scholarship opportunities for undocumented students.

Published September 9, 2015
Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

Financial Aid for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students

Find LGBT scholarships to help pay for school.

Published September 4, 2015
Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning

Student Loans: What to Know Before You Borrow & Repayment Planning

If you take the time to research and develop a plan, you can have your student loan under control sooner than later and avoid being the dreaded senior citizen with student loan payments.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 27, 2015
Financial Aid for Jewish Students

Financial Aid for Jewish Students

Financial aid opportunities for Jewish students.

Published August 26, 2015
Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students

Financial Aid for Older and Nontraditional Students

Check out financial aid options for older, nontraditional and returning students.

Published August 25, 2015
Financial Aid for Minority Students

Financial Aid for Minority Students

Check out financial aid opportunities for minority students.

Published August 24, 2015
Financial Aid for Female Students

Financial Aid for Female Students

Check out financial aid opportunities that are exclusive to females.

Published August 21, 2015
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities

Discover financial aid opportunities for students with disabilities.

Published August 14, 2015
Financial Aid for Canadian Students

Financial Aid for Canadian Students

Check out financial aid opportunities available to Canadian students.

Published August 13, 2015
Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

Top 10 Tips for Financial Aid

The top 10 financial aid tips.

Published May 26, 2015
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
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