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Talking College Costs with Your Teen

Talking College Costs with Your Teen

Conversations that you should have sooner rather than later.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 20, 2018
Does Your Family Have a Plan to Pay for College?

Does Your Family Have a Plan to Pay for College?

Starting earlier, rather than later, can help you better prepare.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 20, 2018
2018-2019 Financial Aid and FAFSA Deadlines

2018-2019 Financial Aid and FAFSA Deadlines

We've got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 17, 2018
Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid making these mistakes when you file the FAFSA this year.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 17, 2018
FSA ID FAQs (Formerly Called FAFSA ID)

FSA ID FAQs (Formerly Called FAFSA ID)

You’ll need a FAFSA ID in order to fill out your FAFSA this year!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 17, 2018
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, 2018
When must a Non-Custodial Parent Count a Child in Household Size?

When must a Non-Custodial Parent Count a Child in Household Size?

Counting the child support paid and counting the supported children in household size is an either-or situation on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2018
Does Cash from the Sale of the Family Home Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Does Cash from the Sale of the Family Home Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Cash on hand must be reported as an asset on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2018
How is a Life Estate Treated on the FAFSA? Do the Restrictions Matter?

How is a Life Estate Treated on the FAFSA? Do the Restrictions Matter?

Everything you need to know about life estates on the FASFA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 17, 2018
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 14, 2018
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 August 14, 2018
Financial Aid On-the-Go: FAFSA on Your Phone

Financial Aid On-the-Go: FAFSA on Your Phone

File the application on October 1 from a mobile device.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 13, 2018
Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft on Student Loan Applications

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft on Student Loan Applications

Keep yourself safe with this expert advice.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 6, 2018
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 August 5, 2018
7 Things Students Should Know about Student Loans

7 Things Students Should Know about Student Loans

Figure out student loans before signing on the dotted line.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 16, 2018
Make Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Make Smarter Student Loan Decisions

Remember, loans are not free money!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 16, 2018
Pay Off Student Loan Debt on New Game Show, “Paid Off”

Pay Off Student Loan Debt on New Game Show, “Paid Off”

Contestants answer trivia questions in quest to eliminate student loans.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 10, 2018
Loans 101: the Basics of Borrowing

Loans 101: the Basics of Borrowing

Get the basics on borrowing loans.

Original Content by Mike Pugh, Updated by The Fastweb Team
Published July 9, 2018
Top 10 Colleges with the Best Financial Aid

Top 10 Colleges with the Best Financial Aid

These schools are known for their financial generosity.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 5, 2018
Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans Headed Up Again in 2018

Interest Rates on Federal Student Loans Headed Up Again in 2018

Many students and parents don’t realize that students aren’t guaranteed the same rate on federal student loans each year they’re enrolled in school. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com.

By Matt Carter, Credible.com
Published June 21, 2018