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As most families of high school seniors know, there are many steps to the college application process. It is a long journey from the initial thought of “where do I want to go” through road trips, tests, applications, financial aid application and scholarships, but the...

As you and your high school student complete college applications and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the next step in the college financial aid process is the Student Aid Report, or SAR. Your SAR is sent out shortly after the FAFSA...

Many families have already completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in hopes of obtaining precious financial aid which can make college affordable, yet other families are delaying or struggling to complete the form. According to the Department of Education’s official blog, the...

A previous blog post provided “5 Tips to Successfully Navigate the Student Loan Maze,” but the thought itself begs another question - why does your student loan even need a maze? Isn’t getting into and graduating from college complicated enough without having to jump over...

Although we all know that “old acquaintance” should never be forgot, we usually take time at the beginning of the year to list out other things we want to remember, too. Many times, these resolutions fall on the side of health or money, and just...

Whether you are anxiously awaiting or dreading its arrival, the 2016-17 FAFSA is available online now. Parents of high school and college students need to push aside any negative thoughts and disregard any FAFSA myths they have heard as they deal with the application that...