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4 Things You Should Know After Filing Your FAFSA

The 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1, 2016.  Here are a few things to look out for after you submit your FAFSA: 1. Your FAFSA confirmation page is not your financial aid award. After you complete the FAFSA online and click “SUBMIT,” you’ll see a…
 

12 Common FAFSA Mistakes

The 2017–18 FAFSA® will be available October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual! Beginning this year, you’ll also be required to use earlier (2015) tax information than in previous years. How does that benefit you? Since you’ve already filed your 2015 taxes, you’ll be able to transfer your tax information into your FAFSA right…
 

Help Your Clients Save Money on Their Student Loan Payoff Plans

If you’re a CCPS® and you help your clients with borrowing strategies, you may be familiar with the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Repayment Plan, which caps payments at 10% of a borrower’s monthly income and forgives any remaining balance on your undergraduate student loans after 20 years of qualifying…
 

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The 2017–18 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual—at 12 a.m. Central time. You should fill it out as soon as possible on the official government site, fafsa.gov.…
 

Brainstorming Your College Admission Essay

August 1 has come and gone and the Common Application is now live! What does that mean? If you haven’t already, it is time to get started on the much-feared college admission essay. The thought of boiling down your entire 17 or 18 years of being into one 650 word…
 
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