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Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 1

Getting good grades isn’t the only challenge on the road to graduation. Many of the students I talk to worry about how to pay for school. For a lot of them, their biggest support comes from federal financial aid (grants, loans, work-study). That means you need to fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for [...]

2017-12-15T15:17:06+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

Managing Your Money: Needs vs Wants

We recently talked about how to make your financial aid refund last through the entire semester. Whether you get money from financial aid, your parents, or working, you need to manage it wisely. Setting up a spending plan helps you do that. Making Decisions Part of putting together a simple budget (spending plan) is identifying [...]

2017-12-15T15:17:33+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

Make Smart Use of Your Financial Aid Refund

Welcome to “Coaching Corner,” a blog we hope will help you make smart decisions with your money and get through school without breaking the bank. Each semester millions of college students ask an important question – “What should I do with my financial aid refund?” That’s the money left over from your financial aid after [...]

2017-12-15T15:18:16+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|