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Questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Expert advice on how to handle tough FAFSA questions.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 18, 2017
Financial Aid without Filing the FAFSA?

Financial Aid without Filing the FAFSA?

I tried to apply for federal student aid last year, and was told that I needed to include my parents tax information to receive aid. I've been living on my own ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 18, 2017
Pay Down Mortgage or Contribute to Son's 529?

Pay Down Mortgage or Contribute to Son's 529?

I just sold my house and moved in with my new husband. We have three children between us (two are his) and are looking for a bigger house. Would it make ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 18, 2017
Which parent is responsible for completing the financial aid application?

Which parent is responsible for completing the financial aid application?

I am confused about which parent's information to include on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). My ex-husband paid child support for 7 months this year from a settlement ...

Mark Kantrowitz
Published August 18, 2017
How is retirement income and past due child support reported on the FAFSA?

How is retirement income and past due child support reported on the FAFSA?

I am trying to fill out my FAFSA. My father retired last year and I am confused as to what to put for his financial answers, for example, gross income, taxes, ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 18, 2017
Big FAFSA Overview

Big FAFSA Overview

Get a big picture look at the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
What's the FAFSA? And Why You Should Care

What's the FAFSA? And Why You Should Care

Completing the FAFSA will help you earn federal financial aid.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
Why Your Grandparents Could be Your Meal Ticket to College

Why Your Grandparents Could be Your Meal Ticket to College

There are many ways in which grandparents can help their grandchildren pay for a college education. These include legacy scholarships and tuition assistance programs, educational awards for volunteering and community service, ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA

Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA

Filling out the FAFSA can be tricky. Keep these tips in mind and you shouldn't have any problems. Identify Yourself • Use your legal name as it appears on your Social ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

Avoid frustration with the FAFSA by being prepared.

Fastweb Staff
Published August 17, 2017
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 August 17, 2017
Get Help Completing the FAFSA: Resources for You

Get Help Completing the FAFSA: Resources for You

Don't worry: it's not as bad as it looks.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Are you considered an independent student? Find out.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2017
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 The Fastweb Team
Published August 16, 2017
What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think! Before you sit down to complete the form, make sure ...

Fastweb Staff
Published August 16, 2017
What’s Next for Simplifying the FAFSA?

What’s Next for Simplifying the FAFSA?

Everyone wants to simplify the FAFSA -- what could be next?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 26, 2017
$5 Billion in Student Loans to Be Possibly Discharged

$5 Billion in Student Loans to Be Possibly Discharged

Clerical errors lead to student debt relief for thousands.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 20, 2017
Top Strategies for Maximizing Aid Eligibility

Top Strategies for Maximizing Aid Eligibility

Help yourself qualify for more financial aid with these tips.

By Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 17, 2017
Tuition Insurance: Do or Don’t

Tuition Insurance: Do or Don’t

Find out if tuition insurance is right for your college experience.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 6, 2017
Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Income and Financial Aid Eligibility

Expert answers on income and financial aid eligibility.

By The Fastweb Team
Published June 26, 2017