August 28, 2011

How do I Fill the Gap between what College Costs and the Financial Aid Awarded?

Posted in Graduate Students, Grants, Parent PLUS Loans, Private Loans, Saving for College, Scholarships, Stafford Loans, Student Loan News, The Financial Aid Process tagged , , , , , , , at 12:48 PM by plusloans

Struggling with finding the last dollar to pay that college tuition bill???  Here is a good overview of the challenges and some options to manage them…

It is no secret that college is expensive and tuition costs are continuing to rise. We put together the infographic below to examine the costs associated with a college education, including the hidden costs you may not be factoring in like health fees, gas money, entertainment and all the Red Bull you’ll consume during finals. The graphic also outlines how funding occurs and how students can fill the gaps left in paying for college. Feel free to share with your fellow students, friends and family!


December 21, 2009

Are you ready for the FAFSA?

Posted in FAFSA tagged , , , at 1:47 PM by plusloans

FAFSAFAFSA season is right around the corner! Are you ready? If not FAFSA4caster is a website that will help you prepare. FAFSA4caster allows you to essentially do a test run of the real FAFSA. After you have gathered and submitted all of your information it will give you an estimate of your eligibility for financial aid. This FAFSA trial will help you cut down on costly FAFSA errors. After January 1, 2010 when you are ready to apply or you can conveniently transfer all of your information over to FAFSA on the Web. FAFSA4caster also gives you the option to apply for a FAFSA PIN and helps you increase your knowledge of the financial aid process.