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FAFSA Verification – It’s not as scary as it sounds!

2018-06-05T14:40:54-05:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Jessica|

So, you’ve been selected for verification - don’t worry! It happens to the best of us. About one-third of all FAFSA applicants are selected for verification. Some schools even verify every single student. This does not mean that you did something wrong, and being selected is not the end of the world! Knowing a [...]

Tips for Creating Your FSA ID

2018-10-25T13:31:31-05:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Jessica|

On average, it takes only about seven minutes to create a Federal Student Aid ID. This is definitely time well spent. Your FSA ID is an important part of the entire financial aid process. An FSA ID consists of a username and password, and it provides access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems. It also [...]

A Few Things to Help You Survive College

2018-06-05T14:45:19-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

These are things I wish someone would’ve told me BEFORE I started college. I ended up learning about them either the hard way or later in college. Hopefully, these will help you have a better college experience from the start. Get involved in campus groups and activities. This can be a great addition to your resume, and [...]

Make Smart Use of Your Financial Aid Refund

2018-06-05T14:51:40-05:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

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 [...]

Spending Wisely During the Holidays

2018-06-05T14:47:41-05:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Jessica|

Tis the season for giving, and although it feels great to see someone’s face light up when you give them a gift, you don’t have to break the bank while shopping for everyone on your “Nice” list. Here are a few tips to spend less during the holidays, without being a total Scrooge: Create [...]

Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 2

2018-06-05T14:49:43-05:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

So have you decided to fill out the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is released every year on October 1. You need to fill out a new one each year, and it may provide the grants, loans, and work-study you need to pay for school. Our last post looked at some [...]

Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 1

2019-01-11T12:35:55-06:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

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 [...]

Managing Your Money: Needs vs Wants

2018-06-05T14:51:03-05:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

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 [...]