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It can sometimes seem like applying for financial aid is one long struggle. Many families start collecting their documentation early, eagerly await the October 1 starting date to file the FAFSA, and anticipate receiving a financial aid award letter. This process can be thrown off...

Late fall can be a financially stressing time for young adults. High school seniors are racing to file the FAFSA, or waiting for financial aid decisions from their prospective colleges. This year’s college graduates, on the other hand, are nervously expecting their first payment due...

Completing the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is seen as the first big step in the college financial aid process. This is the point where students and their parents provide financial information to the Department of Education. Your information then serves as...

Depending on which colleges your high school senior is applying to for the 2020-21 academic year, you might be required to complete the CSS Profile to help determine your financial aid eligibility. Like the FAFSA, it will come online October 1, 2019, and should be...