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What Does Test-Optional Really Mean?

What Does Test-Optional Really Mean?

What does test-optional really mean? Even as many colleges extend their test-optional admissions policies another year, the ACT and SAT still can greatly affect merit-based scholarships and college admissions. Test optional really is only for those excited to pay full...

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The FAFSA application is important for both need-based and merit aid. Avoid these FAFSA mistakes that can cost you college money. 1: Not completing the FAFSA Even if you don’t think you’ll qualify...

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid. In this episode of 'Ask John Anything!' John discusses two important types of financial aid, and tells you everything you need to know on how to best use these grants to lower your cost of college! Learn more about understanding financial...

Skipping the FAFSA Costs Families Money

Skipping the FAFSA Costs Families Money

FAFSA naivety costs families money. A  recent Lending Tree survey of 1,000+ college students confirmed that too many lack knowledge about the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are thus making college even more expensive. 85% didn’t know that the...

The New FAFSA Is Here

The New FAFSA Is Here

The New FAFSA Is Here (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The new FAFSA opened as a soft launch on December 31, 2023. The FAFSA is generally available 24/7 but may be briefly unavailable for maintenance as the design team makes adjustments. The simplified...

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

Why should you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) even when you know you won’t qualify for need-based aid? You’ve already filled out the Common App, applications for colleges, applications for scholarships, applications for housing, and on...

Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The FAFSA application is important for both need-based and merit aid. Use this guide to help complete your FAFSA to maximize both.  Who should complete the FAFSA?  Nearly all students enrolling in a...

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