Ask the Expert: The Award Letter

Ask the Expert: The Award Letter

Updated February 2021 Q.The award letter is for next year only. Can we expect the same amount of financial aid every year?   A. The major factors considered in a need-based financial aid award include the cost of education (which may increase from year to year)...
Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Calculating Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility can vary significantly from one college to the next simply because of the COA. At College A, the student can receive up to $40,000 in financial aid, but is only eligible for up to $10,000 at College B. Colleges determine eligibility for need-based...
Top 5 FAFSA Tips

Top 5 FAFSA Tips

Updated October 2020 ​The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is required by all colleges, and in some cases, it’s the only application needed to award financial aid from all sources. The FAFSA can be completed online at FAFSA.gov as early as October...