Financial Aid Primer: #9. All Financial Aid Packages Are Not the Same

What your financial aid package will look like at each college to which you apply is completely unpredictable. And no two packages will look the same. Here’s why…..

Financial Aid Primer: #8. Who Are The Parents?

In the case of divorce, who is financially responsible for paying for a student’s college education? The answer may surprise you.

Financial Aid Primer: #7. Information Required For The FAFSA

What kind of information is needed to complete the FAFSA? Whose assets are evaluated? Read on for a quick overview.

Financial Aid Primer: #6. FAFSA and CSS Profile – The Basics

If you’re looking for financial aid, then the FAFSA and CSS Profile are your starting point. Read on to get the basics about what these forms are all about.

Financial Aid Primer: #5. Different Kinds of Financial Aid Defined

Stafford Loans. Pell Grants. SEOG. Plus Loans. Work-Study. HELP! What do they all mean? If you’re baffled by what are all of the different financial aid instruments, who gets them, and how they differ, then read on!

Financial Aid Primer: #4. Private Education vs. Public Education. Which Will Cost You More?

A private college education doesn’t have to be beyond the reach of most students, even if they are in need of significant financial aid. Read more to learn why students in need of aid should consider both public and private institutions.