Possible changes to the code of conduct for financial-aid professionals could bring additional clarity to award letters in the future.
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April 04, 2014
January 08, 2014
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
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
A financial-aid shopping sheet debuts this year and is among several resources to help incoming college freshmen compare education costs.
October 13, 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 19, 2012
U.S. News lists 62 colleges that claim to cover 100 percent of student financial need.
January 30, 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 04, 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...
January 03, 2012
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...