Expert Financial Aid Advice Articles
Dependency status on federal income tax returns and on the FAFSA.
Questions about retirement answered.
Expert financial aid advice for your most pressing questions.
I am trying to advise two students whose mother died four years ago and their father died last week, unfortunately. The girls' grandmother is now taking care of them (a 9th ...
Why Does a Parent Qualify for More Financial Aid than Her Dependent Student Child When Both are in College?
Parents vs. children and financial aid eligibility.
Need analysis formulas use a snapshot approach to evaluating assets.
Steps families can take to get more need-based and merit-based financial aid.
Federal law and regulations grant college financial aid administrators the authority to request documentation from financial aid applicants.
Custodial bank and brokerage accounts are treated as a student asset on the FAFSA.
Independency status and child support on the FAFSA.
Find out how it works.
Find out how foster care and adoption can pay off with financial aid.
Avoiding the topic of financial aid only makes it that much worse in the long run!
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.
Don’t rush the process – any mistakes can cause serious delays in the process or, worse, disqualify you all together.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: free government money to help you pay for school!
Trust us, if you do have the necessary information on hand, filling out the form will become much simpler.
I am a disabled parent who hasn't worked since 2007. I am currently on long term disability and have been ruled disabled by the Social Security Administration. My child is heading ...
If a Student's Parents Do Not Claim Him as a Dependent on their Income Tax Returns, Will the Student Get More Financial Aid?
How beneficial is it to have our college attending son file his taxes on his own versus us claiming him as a dependent? Does it make a huge difference in the ...
Planning and paying for college is difficult even for parents who have been to college! Get advice on helping your first-generation college student.