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2011 | July - September

How to Get the Right Kind of Financial Aid – and More of It

Three financial aid strategies that can help your secure more no-cost and low-cost student assistance
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Thursday, Sep 15 2011 10:00 AM

How Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Affects Your College Financial Aid

Learn about EFC and how you can pay for college without putting yourself too far in debt
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Tuesday, Sep 06 2011 10:42 AM

The 6 Steps to a Great College Scholarship Application

Follow this advice to increase your chances of getting more free financial aid...
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Thursday, Aug 18 2011 10:08 AM

3 Secrets to Keeping Your Student Loan Costs Down

If you play it smart today, you can significantly reduce how much you’ll owe when you graduate
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Thursday, Jul 21 2011 02:20 PM

7 Tips to Avoid FAFSA Errors

This is the time of year that parents with college-bound children dread. Why? Because it’s FAFSA season.
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 01:49 PM

Follow 6 Steps to Increase Your Financial Aid

What happens when the financial aid package that a student receives from a school is laughably inadequate? Is it possible to extract more money from the university?
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 11:52 AM

4 Places to Search for Grad School Scholarships

There are numerous scholarships, fellowships and grants available for graduate study.
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 11:30 AM

Financial Aid 101: Fill Out the FAFSA

Wondering how you’ll pay for college? Start by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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Tuesday, Jul 12 2011 11:12 AM

2011 | April - June

Applying for Federal Student Aid - Complete the FAFSA Application

As with many tasks in life, organization is the key to successfully completing your application for federal student aid.
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Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 04:10 PM

FAFSA Deadlines 2011: Important Financial Aid Application Dates

Financial Aid Application Deadlines
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Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 04:00 PM

College Financial Aid Guide - Demystifying the Financial Aid Process

FAFSA, EFC, Stafford, PLUS — Huh? Colleges seem to speak a foreign language when the subject turns to money. But the basics are simple.
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Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 03:42 PM

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process.
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Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 02:17 PM

Students Can Get Max Pell Grant in 2011

Students stressed about ambiguous federal aid for college this fall finally have some clarity, thanks to the Continuing Resolution published by the U.S. Senate in April.
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Thursday, Jun 02 2011 04:49 PM

2011 | January - March

U.S. News University Directory Provides Free Financial Aid Guide

The online provider of college rankings and resources offers students Financial Aid 101: Demystifying the Financial Aid Process
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Wednesday, Mar 16 2011 08:43 AM

Turn Your Community Service Into College Cash

Helping others in your community is truly its own reward, but it can also have tangible benefits when it comes to attending and paying for college.
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Monday, Mar 07 2011 01:22 PM

Get Your Scholarship Application Noticed

Once you've developed profiles on several scholarship search engines and have checked for scholarship opportunities in your community, it's time to get down to the business of filling out those applications.
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Monday, Mar 07 2011 01:03 PM

6 Steps to Beating the Shortage of Financial Aid

Financial aid experts say there are six steps students can take right now to improve their odds of getting free money for college.
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Wednesday, Feb 23 2011 09:52 AM

How to Find Interest-Free Student Loans

Although the federal government will make millions of subsidized Stafford student loans at the bargain interest rate of 4.6% this academic year, a few thousand lucky students will get even better deals—loans that charge no interest at all.
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Tuesday, Feb 22 2011 02:10 PM

FAQ: Roth IRA vs. 529

Parents who want to save money for their own retirement and save money for their children's college expenses have many complicated choices. One of the most basic and important is where to invest the money.
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Tuesday, Feb 22 2011 01:36 PM

4 Steps to Getting Free Money in Your College Savings Account

Parents who have used credit card and web shopping rebate programs say there are four steps to squeezing out the maximum amount of free money.
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Tuesday, Feb 22 2011 11:12 AM