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August 9, 2018

FAFSA

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[VIDEO] After the FAFSA: Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters and Accepting Aid

5 Reasons Why You Should File Your FAFSA

1. Even if you have a full ride scholarship or savings to help pay for college, filing a FAFSA is a good backup plan to cover unexpected expenses.   2. Many scholarships require you to file the FAFSA as part of the application process.   3. You never know what financial aid you might end

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August 8, 2018

Documents You Will Need to Complete Your FAFSA

 

[VIDEO] What is the FAFSA and How Does it Work?

December 21, 2017

FAFSA – IRS Data Retrieval Tool Tips and Tricks

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA The temperature is dropping, school is in full swing, Halloween is just around the corner, and FAFSA season is here! One spooky concern that some students have parents have is about the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT—the tool you use to pull your tax information into the FAFSA).

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December 20, 2017

Why You Should File the FAFSA

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be the first thing you do if you’re looking for financial aid to pay for your education. Think of the FAFSA as the gateway to financial aid. It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, including Pell grants, Work-study,

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December 19, 2017

After the FAFSA

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA After you’ve filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), there are important steps to follow. The college or university that you are attending might contact your through your student portal or your email, so be sure to check both frequently. Following these steps will ensure that you are prepared

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FAFSA Verification 101

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA What is verification? When you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you provide personal and financial information that is used to calculate what is called your “Expected Family Contribution” or EFC. Your EFC helps determine the types and amount of Federal Student Aid (grants, federal work-study,

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December 18, 2017

Do’s and Don’ts: Common FAFSA Mistakes

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA Be sure to avoid these common mistakes while completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you don’t avoid them, your application may be subject to verification and delays!   DON’T leave blank fields: Enter a ‘0’ or ‘not applicable’ instead of leaving it blank. Too many blanks may

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6 Reasons Why You Should File the FAFSA Every Year You’re in College

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA   There’s no reason not to file the FAFSA every year you’re in college! Here’s why…   It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, This includes Pell grants, work-study programs, federal student loans, and grant programs you might have never heard about. Even if you

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Who Is My Parent On The FAFSA?

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application you must submit to be considered for all forms of federal student aid (grants, work-study, and student loans). Some states and colleges also use the FAFSA to decide how to distribute the money in their student aid budgets. The FAFSA

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FAFSA Fears, Myths, and Urban Legends

  By Katie Wornek, UHEAA October is here, and with it comes pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and FAFSA SEASON. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (or FAFSA) is the form you must complete to be considered for all forms of financial aid aid from the federal government (grants, work-study, and loans) and most forms of

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August 11, 2017

FAFSA

What is the FAFSA? “FAFSA” is an acronym for the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” In short, the FAFSA is the one application you submit in order to apply for money to pay for college (such as grants, work-study, and student loans – even some scholarships require that you complete your FAFSA). You aren’t

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August 9, 2018

Factors of Cost of Attendance

There are many factors to consider while you are deciding which college to attend. One of those factors is Cost of Attendance (COA). The COA helps your college determine your financial need and is divided into several categories:         Each college will have a different cost of attendance. As an example, let’s

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August 8, 2018

How to Get a Work-Study Job

Types of Federal Education Grants

Pell Grant Pell Grants are awarded if you demonstrate financial need based on information you provide on the FAFSA.   Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) FSEOG is a limited campus-based aid program offered by some colleges and universities. FSEOG funds are awarded to students with the highest level of financial need first.   Teacher

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December 21, 2017

4 Steps for Maintaining A Good Relationship With Your Loan Servicer

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re approaching graduation or considering dropping below half-time enrollment, you will soon be held responsible for paying back any federal student loans you borrowed, which means you will be working closely with your loan servicer. A loan servicer is a company responsible for billing, collections, and other services associated with

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Departmental Scholarships

By: Jacob Newman, UHEAA Every college student is always looking for ways to cut down on their college costs. Many college students know that they need to pay attention to priority deadlines for financial aid, file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, apply for scholarships offered at the university and local

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