- My daughter is going to college next year, what can I do now to start to prepare for paying for school?
- Is all financial aid ‘free money’?
- Where does Financial Aid come from?
- When should my student apply for Financial Aid?
- How does my student apply for Financial Aid?
- If parents are divorced, which parent provides information for the student’s FAFSA?
- Are there resources available in the parents name to help pay for their student’s education?
- What happens if I am denied a PLUS loan?
- My child is paying for school on her own; do I have to provide my information on the FAFSA?
- If I provide my information on the FAFSA, does this obligate me to pay for my child’s education?
- I have multiple children in college; do I need to complete a separate FAFSA for each child?
- What should I do if I have special circumstances not indicated on the FAFSA?
- Is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) the actual amount that we will owe the school?
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- What is a Pell Grant?
- What is the Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) for Pell Grants?
- Can I receive a Pell Grant if I go to school year-round?
- Can I use financial aid to pay for courses I repeat?
- If I have used the maximum Lifetime Eligibility allowable for Pell Grant, how will that impact paying for school?
- How can I best utilize my eligibility since I have a limited number of terms I can receive a Pell Grant?
- What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and how does it apply to me?
- What are the components of a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy?
- How is my Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated, and how does it affect my Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
- What is Pace of Progression?
- What is Maximum Time Frame?
- What is a Financial Aid Warning?
- What is Financial Aid Probation?
- What do I need to do to get back to Good Standing?
- If I am on a Financial Aid Warning Status, will I automatically be put on Financial Aid Probation?
- What effect does a status of Financial Aid Ineligibility due to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), Warning or Probation, have on my ability to graduate from my program?
- What is an Appeal?
- Why is it important to understand Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)?
- What are common causes of poor academic progress?
- What are basic strategies for becoming a successful student?
- What resources are available to help me be a successful student?
- What is a scholarship?
- Where can I look for scholarships?
- What is a scholarship application?
- What is a scholarship essay?
- What is a scholarship deadline?
- What are transcripts?
- What is a letter of recommendation?
- What are some tips on writing a great scholarship essay?
- What are some tips on filling out a great scholarship application?
- What are some tips on getting great letters of recommendation?
- How can I prioritize my scholarship search?
- Is it worth it to apply for scholarships?
- What are scholarship scams?
- Should I have to pay to apply for a scholarship?
- How can I save money as a college student?
- How can I stop overspending?
- How do I save on gas?
- How can I save money on car insurance?
- How can I save money on groceries?
- How can I save money on food and still eat healthy?
- How can I save money on lunch?
- How can I save money on coffee?
- How can I save money on water?
- How can I save money on rent?
- What is the FAFSA?
- What is the difference between a dependent and an independent student?
- My family's financial situation is different than the income information I reported on my FAFSA. What can I do?
- I am moving out of my parents' house and will support myself. Am I an independent student for the FAFSA?
- I lost my tax information. What should I do?
- I did not file a tax return last year because my income was too low. Can I still submit a FAFSA?
- I submitted my FAFSA over 4 weeks ago, but haven't heard anything. What should I do?
- My parents are divorced. Which parent's financial information should I use on the FAFSA?
- What does the term EFC stand for?
- What is an Award Letter?
- How are students selected for Verification?
- Can my tax data be retrieved directly from the IRS?
- What tax information do I need to complete my FAFSA on or after October 1st?