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August 9, 2018

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August 8, 2018

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 20, 2017

What Grants Are Available?

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Federal Grants Federal Pell Grant (PELL) — The Federal Pell Grant (PELL) is financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund). Pell grants usually are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. You are not eligible

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August 25, 2017

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August 11, 2017

Grants

Education grants are funds awarded for higher education expenses that do not need to be repaid if used in accordance with the terms of the grant. They are usually awarded to students who demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA). Sources of grants include the federal government, state governments, institutions of higher learning, and

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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

Financial Aid Eligibility: Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Eligibility for the various types of federal financial aid (grants, work-study, student loans) changes as you progress from undergraduate to graduate level. See below…  

December 21, 2017

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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December 20, 2017

Avoid These 5 Bad Money Management Habits

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you have an income coming in, but feel like you’re constantly broke? Do you ever think of what you’d actually do if you ran out of money? The best action plan is to learn to manage your money and develop healthy spending and saving habits—don’t let your finances get out

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4 Steps For Understanding Loan Repayment

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA   If you know how to make sense of your loan repayment plan you can avoid  falling into delinquency or default. Did you know that when you borrow money you’re signing a legal agreement? This means, loan repayment is very important to sustain a good credit history. Repaying your student loans

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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, UHEAA Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list?     Luckily, at many universities and colleges, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare financial aid offers. Breaking down this report,

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Strategies: Saving For College

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Do you remember how long it took to fill your piggybank when you were a kid? Then you may know by now that saving for college is something you can’t do overnight. More Americans are saving money for higher education than before because they know saving for college is a long-term commitment. According to College

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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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4 Tips for Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letter

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Understanding financial aid award letters can be confusing. So here’s a solution—keep these 4 tips in mind and you can avoid some confusion with financial aid award letters. Here are some common questions students ask: What is a “package”? In the context of college financial aid some refer to their financial

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December 19, 2017

Comparing Student Loans

By: Bryan Lee, UHEAA Attending college is an investment in your future success. There are a lot of options to help pay for college. You can use grants, scholarships, work study and even student loans. When comparing student loans there’s a lot to think about. We’ve put together these six questions for you to ask when applying for

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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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5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, UHEAA If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you gain valuable real-world skills and feel invested in your

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December 18, 2017

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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This Holiday, Give Yourself the Gift of Scholarship Money!

By: Katie Wornek, UHEAA The school year is nearly half over! If you’re getting anxious about college costs, you could ask Santa for tuition money…or you can give yourself the gift of scholarship money! Many of you will soon be on your holiday break from school. You should definitely have fun and relax – you’ve

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