I’m a huge advocate for managing your finances independently. I think the sooner you can break off from support from parents or reliance on credit cards and loans, the better off you’ll be.
However, sometimes there’s just not enough money to make ends meet—especially if you’re in grad school like I am. In grad school, you have to watch every penny to survive, and even then, you may still run out of money.
Fortunately, if that happens, one of these three options could help you.
Helping people understand student loans is our job at SALT™, and few are better at it than Betsy Mayotte—the director of regulatory compliance for American Student Assistance® (our parent company). We told borrowers to “Just Ask” her questions, so check out her answers below (as well as her cat—because if Piglet can’t make student loans better, what can?).
One of the most important steps to take before sitting down to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is to gather up all of the documents that you’ll need to fill out the application. Depending on your situation, this could be a simple process or a lengthy one.
We’ve all been there; you know you remember seeing that form somewhere … but where? (Side note: Why aren’t things ever where you think you last saw them?) All lost forms aside, we’ve listed three helpful tips for finding the FAFSA documents you’ll need to apply.
Are you gearing up to apply for the FAFSA, but have questions on some of the documents you’ll need (like what are they and where can you find them)? We’ve got you covered.
For first-time filers, first-generation college students, or frankly, anyone who isn’t an accountant, we’ve provided some FAFSA document examples to help you complete your application in a snap.
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has gotten easier and easier every year. Today, the most challenging part of completing the FAFSA is knowing what documents to have on hand before you can apply.
To help eliminate any surprises, I’m going to go over all of the required documents that you’ll need with you when you complete the FAFSA, as well as some tips on how to find them.
Late last month, Senator Tom Harkin said he wanted legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) by June. That timing may not happen; however, members of Congress are currently proposing bills in anticipation of reauthorization.
When reauthorization does occur, that could mean big changes for student loan borrowers—especially if two bills I’d like to see passed get approved in some fashion.
Financial aid season is upon us—and it can be a lot to keep track of and understand.
To receive financial aid, you have to file your taxes, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit other financial aid documents, and potentially, do even more. (Anything else colleges can add to your plate before you even enroll??)
It’s no wonder things fall through the cracks during this process. However, if you miss something important, that doesn’t mean you should give up. In fact, here are a couple surprising things you can do and still (usually) receive aid.
The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship awards scholarships of up to $2,500 to women who are breaking barriers and pursuing technology careers. I love this scholarship because the application is simple and the requirements are relaxed enough that many of our female readers will be able to apply.
I chatted with the scholarship provider to help you learn even more about this opportunity. Good luck!