Topics include defining the EFC, the EFC formula, where to find your EFC, and multiple EFCs.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn how the process works for twins, which 529 plans to report, who should be the custodial parent, how to include special circumstances, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Winners include Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School, Central Catholic High School, and Brockton High School. …
By Jan Marie Combs    |
The Act allows 529 distributions to pay back student loans and may give grandparents a new way to take advantage of their savings. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Retirement savings are not reported on the FAFSA, but they are reported on the CSS Profile, meaning they could potentially affect your financial aid award at certain schools. …
By Lauren Patten    |
We provide tips on how you should file the FAFSA, who you should contact at the colleges you are applying to, which loans you can borrow, and what scholarships to apply for. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Question topics include work-study, other real estate, legal guardianship, savings bonds, loan interest rates, businesses, parent credit, and transgender students…
By Meredith Clement    |
Mistakes include missing a school's deadline, putting parent info in the student section, using a nickname, forgetting to add schools, incorrectly reporting taxable grants and scholarships, leaving college-going siblings out of the household size, using the wrong Social Security number, and not using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Topics include completing financial aid applications, getting an FSA ID, who requires the CSS Profile, applying for financial aid without a Social Security number, who should complete the financial aid applications, the affect of 529 accounts on financial aid, the financial aid timeline, EFC Calculators, and helpful websites. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Items needed include an FSA ID, a College Board username and password, a student's driver's license, a list of colleges where the student is applying, Social Security numbers, W-2 form(s), and untaxed income records. …
By Meredith Clement    |