Tag Archives: FAFSA

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7 Top Financial Tips From College Gurl

This financial aid professional provides tips to keep you informed

Don’t borrow more than you need. “You will be responsible for paying this money back.…

By Robin White Goode

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Why the Next Decade Presents a Rare Opportunity for Shrinking the Higher Education Equity Gap

Lumina Foundation president & CEO speaks out

When it comes to minority attainment, it’s promising that the trend line is headed in…

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Are Student Loans Derailing Your American Dream?

Options to make the loan burden less so

Unlike many of her peers, Denesia Rodgers is married, a homeowner, and a mother—all the…

By Robin White Goode

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Lower Your Student Loan Payments Now

So you can get married, buy a house, have a baby, and move on with your life without onerous debt

For most students, income-driven repayment plans are a better option than forbearance, which capitalizes the…

By Robin White Goode

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Every Student Needs a Champion

A good teacher can affect your whole life

What effect is that of a good teacher? This writer’s whole life was affected by…

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How To Apply for Financial Aid Without the Stress

Talk is cheap, but college isn't

By filling out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, students alert schools…

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Why the Neediest Students Don’t Get Financial Aid

Is the FAFSA a tool of access or a barrier?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid often stymies needy students, causing them to…

By Robin White Goode

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College Fundamentals: Financial Aid 101

Make learning about financing your education a part of earning your degree

Applying for financial aid? It helps to know the lingo and understand what you’re getting…

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michelle obama

The First Lady Announces ‘Better Make Room’ Campaign

Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative begins new public awareness promotion

Better Make Room says that students reaching toward higher education deserve attention and support. Through…

By Robin White Goode

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

By Robin White Goode

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Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

Federal Student Aid Office Offers Must-Have Checklists for Students

Handy lists keep adult and traditional students on track

The Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has developed useful checklists as…

By Robin White Goode

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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First Lady Reminds Students to Access their FAFSA Forms in New Education Video

Michelle Obama encourages students to fill out their 2015 financial aid applications

First Lady Michelle Obama releases a new video that reminds students to fill out their…

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What You Should Know about FAFSA

Arm yourself with the information you need

If you’re preparing to head to college, one important task you’ll have to attend to…

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Error in FAFSA Form May Affect Financial Aid Offers

Approximately 200,000 students were affected

Some schools began to see many applicants with unusual salaries on FAFSA.

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How to Tackle Financial Aid as a Parent in 2012

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

Maximize your financial aid with these tips

By Sasha King

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Find a Program Many returning and non-traditional students are not in the same position as first-year undergraduates. With families, full-time jobs, and various financial responsibilities to maintain, full-time programs aren’t always an option. Since finding a program that meets these prospective students’ needs is imperative, universities and colleges offer evening, part-time and weekend programs as great alternatives. For people just looking to improve their skills and not enroll in a degree program, institutions do offer non-degree options.

4 Tips You Should Know Before Heading Back to (Graduate) School

If you’re thinking about hitting the books (again), take a page from BE’s Back to School guide

BlackEnterprise.com has got you covered with these four easy-to-follow tips on returning to school.

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10 Tips for Filing Your FAFSA Form for College Financial Aid

How to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and get more money to finance your education

How to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and get more money…

By Janel Martinez

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The Cutting Edge: Filling Out Your FAFSA

Tap all resources and start early to get the funds you need

If you’re entering college for the first time next fall, or you’re a returning student…

By Renita Burns

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