All Posts Tagged With: “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”

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College Roundup: Playing Poker, Free College Advice & Admission Cheat Sheat

As usual, I’m sharing with you the posts that I wrote for my college blog for last week.  It was challenging for me to get them done because my son and I were traveling in the Midwest looking at colleges for the last time.
Here are my three most recent posts:
Want to Succeed in Business? […]

18Oct2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

Take the Financial Aid Quiz

How much do you know about college financial aid? Take this financial aid quiz to find out.
1. If your adjusted gross income exceeds $120,000, you won’t be eligible for financial aid at any school.
A. True.
B. False.
2. After receiving a financial aid package from a college, the amount can only be increased for dire reasons […]

15Jul2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Simpliflying the FAFSA

It’s hardly news that the FAFSA is a pain to fill out.
There’s been many calls in Washington to dumb down the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but nothing has worked yet.
The New York Times published a front-page story today on the latest calls to simplify the federal financial aid form.
Reformers suggest there are a […]

22Feb2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Don’t Wait for the FAFSA Deadline

I’m in the midst  of organizing my family’s taxes, which is one reason why I haven’t been as faithful to my blog. I’ve got my receipts, 1099 forms, statements from financial institutions and other documents scattered all over my oak dining room table. When my husband, son and I eat at night all this stuff […]

13Feb2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

A Cheat Sheet for the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be intimidating for parents. That’s why rookies, in particular, should consider a practice run in filling out the document.
With the FAFSA season nearly upon us — applications for the 2009-10 school will be available online on Jan. 1 — the federal government just posted its […]

19Dec2008 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Financial Aid: The Word on FAFSA

This acronym has made millions of parents weep. That may be overstating it, but it’s turned the college application process into more of a hassle than it needs to be.
FAFSA is a clumsy acronym for an even more awkward title: Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Every time I mention FAFSA during a conversation or […]

1Dec2008 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued