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One of the advantages of the early FAFSA is that it is supposed to bring financial aid notifications more in line with college acceptances. The intent is to provide students and parents with more information on which to base an objective decision. Now that it...

This year has been a topsy-turvy one in the world of financial aid. The Department of Education came out with the early FAFSA in October, which left parents, students and schools trying to figure out their new approach ever since. Anecdotal evidence reveals that the...

Many high school seniors and their parents are congratulating themselves for being so prompt about completing the early FAFSA to determine their eligibility for financial aid. In most cases, this is enough, but some 400 colleges, universities, professional schools, and scholarship programs utilize the CSS/Financial...

We have all heard that the early bird gets the worm, but does that also mean that the early applier gets the financial aid? In a year when the FAFSA submission process has been turned on its head, students are wondering exactly how the early...

The online availability of the early FAFSA in October of 2016 marked the beginning of a new approach to college admissions. The purpose of the change is to bring the college financial aid timeframe more in line with the college acceptance process so that students...

For this year’s high school juniors, college can seem like it is a long way off in the future. They might not be feeling any pressure to think about what lies ahead but, as their senior classmates are finding out this year, there is a...