Learn how to list schools on your FAFSA, if colleges can see the other schools you have listed, how the ordering may effect your MassGrant, and why students in Massachusetts and seven additional states may want to list their top-choice in-state school first.…
By Shannon Vasconcelos    |
Learn if you report these items on the FAFSA, including a multi-family unit, unemployment, cars, boats, credit card debt, life insurance, Roth IRA contributions and withdrawals, pension distributions, workers compensation, inheritance, insurance settlements, and more. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Review our tips on creating an account, completing the form, making corrections, listing colleges, filing the form as an undocumented student, filing the form with multiple children, and reporting items such as retirement, home value, home debt, and 529 accounts. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn about the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award, a tuition credit awarded to Massachusetts students who receive high scores on the MCAS, what students must do to qualify, how students can maintain the award, and where students can find more information. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Some colleges are need-blind, while others only consider financial need when filling the last spots or pulling from the waitlist. But colleges want to admit their best applicants, and if you need financial aid in order to afford a school, you should apply. …
By Meredith Clement    |
We answer common questions about applying for financial aid and completing the FAFSA, including who submits the FAFSA, when the FAFSA is due, when you can start completing the FAFSA, what tax year the FAFSA is based on, and how to report 529 accounts on the FAFSA.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Counselors can learn about the FAFSA Completion Tool, what it shows you, how to use and access it, and how this tool can help you take school-wide action when it comes to getting students to complete the FAFSA.…
By Christine Scafidi Luzi , Nyal Fuentes    |
Learn the steps to take to appeal, if you can ask for a larger merit scholarship, if you can appeal your offer each year, the recommended time to appeal, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what classifies a college student as independent, including being married, older than 23, a veteran, or an emancipated minor, as well as how students can apply for a dependency override and common reasons that a college may grant a student independent status. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what you may see in a typical financial aid offer, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |