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Shocking Student Debt Statistics

Shocking Student Debt Statistics

These numbers are jaw-dropping, to say the least!

By Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 23, 2017
Financial Aid for Female Students

Financial Aid for Female Students

Check out financial aid opportunities that are exclusive to females.

Fastweb Staff
Published February 21, 2017
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 February 1, 2017
Guidelines for Financial Freedom

Guidelines for Financial Freedom

When you’re a student trying to pay for school, one of the greatest challenges can be managing your finances in the best way possible.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 2, 2017
Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

Money Saving New Year's Resolutions

The New Year is a perfect chance to resolve to save money for your education.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 22, 2016
Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Making Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Remember, loans are not free money!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 12, 2016
After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

Once you've submitted your FAFSA, you may have questions or changes to the document. Here's what you should expect and how to make edits.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 5, 2016
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 5, 2016
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 December 5, 2016
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 8, 2016
It’s In Your Best Interest to Act on FAFSA Changes, Even If Your College Isn’t Changing Deadlines

It’s In Your Best Interest to Act on FAFSA Changes, Even If Your College Isn’t Changing Deadlines

Take advantage of this year's FAFSA changes, regardless of whether or not the school you're applying to or attending is updating their financial aid deadlines.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 2, 2016
New Bill Aims to Simplify FAFSA Even More

New Bill Aims to Simplify FAFSA Even More

Proposed bill would allow students to file the form once – and only once – to qualify for federal financial aid for college.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 2, 2016
Staying Eligible: Losing Financial Aid for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Staying Eligible: Losing Financial Aid for Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

Maintain a good GPA -- or lose financial aid.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 22, 2016
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.

Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 25, 2016
Money Saving Advice for College Students

Money Saving Advice for College Students

Students often overlook opportunities to save - don't allow yourself to be one of them!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 15, 2016
Bridge the Financial Aid Gap

Bridge the Financial Aid Gap

Make your financial aid package work for you.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 14, 2016
Financial Aid Glossary

Financial Aid Glossary

Academic Year: The period in which school is in session - typically September through May. Accrual Date: The date on which interest charges on an educational loan begin to accrue. Adjusted ...

By Kay Peterson, Ph. D.
Published May 13, 2016
Have You Considered Consolidating?

Have You Considered Consolidating?

Keeping track of all your student loans can be confusing - is consolidation the answer?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 10, 2016
Crowdfunding for College

Crowdfunding for College

Utilize these resources to repay your student loans or to manage your current financial situation.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 9, 2016
How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

Do you qualify as an independent student? Find out.

Mark Kantrowitz
Published April 8, 2016