In January, the new FAFSA form became available for incoming college students and experts suggest starting early for the best chance of getting financial aid.
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January 07, 2014
April 29, 2013
The Free Application for Student Aid will start asking for income and other information from a dependent student's parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender.
April 07, 2013
A financial-aid shopping sheet debuts this year and is among several resources to help incoming college freshmen compare education costs.
October 12, 2012
New report, "Lost without a Map: A Survey About Student Experiences Navigating the Financial Aid Process," reflects student borrowers lack of knowledge and counseling about loans.
March 13, 2012
A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education lets schools track FAFSA completion of students.
February 17, 2012
U.S. News lists 62 colleges that claim to cover 100 percent of student financial need.
January 26, 2012
Although families could start filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Jan. 1, many put it off. However, with dwindling financial-aid dollars, some institutions and states are doling out awards on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Dates vary by sta...
January 01, 2012
With college applications mostly done, now high school students can turn their energy to how to pay for school. January 1 was the first day that families could fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To get started, gather the following documents: Social Security card; driver's lic...
December 28, 2011
Despite a new federal requirement that colleges have a "net price calculator" on their websites, 272 institutions have yet to comply, and some calculators are hard to find. The assessment is provided by NetPriceCalculator.info, a new McLean, Va.-based company that tracks compliance with the manda...
December 21, 2011
It's true that college is expensive. But with financial aid, it's more accessible than many familiesparticularly low-income familiesrealize. Too often, families overestimate the cost of college and are unaware of the grants and scholarships available to help finance it, according to a p...