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October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.

September 19, 2014

Free 'Dollars for College' Tool Helps Students by Grade

Free financial aid information arranged by grade level is available online to help students connect with resources to pay for college.

April 04, 2014

Making Sense of Financial-Aid Packages for College

Possible changes to the code of conduct for financial-aid professionals could bring additional clarity to award letters in the future.

January 08, 2014

New Resources Available as Season for Seeking Financial Aid Kicks Off

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.

April 29, 2013

Financial-Aid Applications to Seek More Income Details From Parents

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 08, 2013

Helping High School Seniors Sort Financial-Aid Offers

A financial-aid shopping sheet debuts this year and is among several resources to help incoming college freshmen compare education costs.

October 13, 2012

Student Borrowers Report Lack of Loan Information

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

High School Officials Can Now Track Completed FAFSAs

A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education lets schools track FAFSA completion of students.

February 19, 2012

If You Need Financial Help for College, Look to These Schools

U.S. News lists 62 colleges that claim to cover 100 percent of student financial need.

January 30, 2012

Experts Advise Doing FAFSA Forms Early for Best Chance of Aid

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...

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