Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer

2020-02-20T15:57:43-06:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Jessica|

Being accepted to more than one college is a tremendous accomplishment. But it also means that you have options and a big decision to make … you’ll need to pick the college that best fits you. For many students, this decision is based on the school’s total cost. Financial aid offers (sometimes referred to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]