financial-aid-myths

Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket

According to NerdScholar, high school graduates in the U.S. left more than $2.9 billion in free federal grant money unused over the last academic year. How is that even possible? According to the study, their only mistake was not completing the FAFSA.

Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter

Parent College Coach Tip #59: Don’t Be Fooled by the Award Letter

Don’t  be fooled by the financial aid award letter. Colleges use numerous tactics to make it appear that they are...

#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter

#CampusChat 4-1: Don’t Be Fooled by the Financial Aid Award Letter

Did you know that colleges all across the country are pranking you today? They are sending out award letters to...

college gapping - what is it and why do colleges do it?

Is the College Gapping You?

College acceptances for regular decision will be arriving soon. The excitement over getting into a school is wonderful! So, your student...

Scholarship Mom Tip #60: Check the FAFSA Checkbox

Scholarship Mom Tip #60: Check the FAFSA Checkbox

This week's tip reminds you to check the FAFSA checkbox. Last week’s tip stressed the importance of becoming familiar with and filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in a timely matter in order to get as much federal and state financial aid as possible for college.