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 15, 2009

Take Advantage of Financial Aid Workshops

Posted in FAFSA, The Financial Aid Process tagged , , at 1:52 PM by plusloans

The 2010-2011 FAFSA will be available after January 1st. That is just two weeks away! If you are the parent of a high school senior it is important for you to take some time out of your schedule to learn about financial aid and how to properly fill out the FAFSA.

Mistakes on the FAFSA can cost you thousands of dollars in financial aid. If you have lingering questions about how it works make sure you talk to people who have been through it or financial aid experts. Luckily, this is the time of year when high school and communities hold financial aid workshops to help families of prospective college students understand the process better.

Contact you child’s high school guidance department to find out when they are holding a workshop. After you attend you will feel a lot more confident about the process and ready to help your child obtain financial aid for college.