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 Financial Aid

Consolidation Loans

January 29, 2009

Consolidation Loans are loans that you or your parents can get to combine multiple loan packages you have received into a single package. This can be particularly useful when interest rates have dropped since you first got your loan, as getting a new loan may well provide you with a lower interest rate... Read More>>



CSS Profile

January 29, 2009

CSS Profiles are similar to FAFSA forms in that they are forms you fill out in order to qualify for certain types of fianancial aid. The CSS Profile is administered by the College Scholarship division... Read More>>



FAFSA

January 29, 2009

If you have found yourself asking this question as you began investigating how to pay for a college education, you are not alone. The process can be confusing and intimidating... Read More>>



Federal Financial Aid

January 29, 2009

Picking a school for you, or your child, to go to college can be an intimidating process. There are two major challenges - picking the best schools, and figuring out how to pay for it. To make matters even more complicated, many schools are very expensive, and this can affect your choice of schools... Read More>>



Federal Pell Grants

January 29, 2009

About 2/3 of all student financial aid comes from various types of federal financial aid sources. One of the better known forms of financial aid programs is the Federal Pell Grant... Read More>>



Federal Perkins Loans

January 29, 2009

Federal Perkins Loans are low interest loans (5 percent) for both undergraduate students and graduate students with financial need. Federal Perkins loans are made through your school, so the school actuallly provides the loan, not the federal government... Read More>>



Federal Work Study

January 29, 2009

Federal Work Study programs offer jobs to undergraduate and graduate students to allow them to earn the money they need to pay their educational expenses... Read More>>



FSEOG

January 29, 2009

An FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need, that is student's with the lowest "Expected Family Contribution" (EFC) level... Read More>>



Graduate School Financial Aid

January 29, 2009

Looking for financial aid to go to graduate school? Join the club. There are lots of people that need financial aid in order to take on the expense of going to graduate school... Read More>>



PLUS Loans

January 29, 2009

PLUS Loans are loans that your parents can get to pay for your undergraduate degree expenses provided that you are enrolled at least half time. A key requirement of this is that your parents must have no adverse credit history... Read More>>



Stafford Loans

January 29, 2009

Stafford loans come in one of two forms: (1) a FFEL loan, which is a loan from a private loan such as a bank or credit union; (2) Direct Loans, where the federal government gives money to the school that then the school pays you... Read More>>



State Financial Aid

January 29, 2009

Below you will find phone numbers for state education agencies and state financial aid organizations. Phone number are also provided for US commonwealths and posessions that are not US States... Read More>>