Financial Aid Basics

College is expensive, but financial aid can make it a lot cheaper. Learn everything you need to know about college financial aid, including financial aid eligibility and filling out the FAFSA.
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FAFSA for Grad School: What’s Different—and What’s Not
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How to Find College Scholarships
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Who Is Eligible for Financial Aid?
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Beat High College Costs With a Tuition Waiver
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How Taking Classes in the Summer Can Change Financial Aid in the Fall
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How Expected Family Contribution Affects Your Eligibility for Financial Aid
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Understanding the EFC
How to Renew Your FAFSA to Get Aid for the New School Year
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How to Apply for Financial Aid in the Early FAFSA Era
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How Community College Students Can Qualify for Financial Aid
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What FAFSA Verification Means, and What To Do Next
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How Single Mothers and Fathers Can Get Grants for Education
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Help! My Parents Can't Help With College and I Don't Have a Pell Grant
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6 Ways to Win a Financial Aid Appeal
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Free Money for College: Can You Get Grants or Scholarships?
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Your Guide to Important Financial Aid Terms
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How to Find Financial Aid to Pay for Trade School
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Do You Know the Impact of Dropping Out of College on Financial Aid?
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Get Answers From a Financial Aid Advisor to Save Money on College Costs
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Does a Gap Year Affect Financial Aid?
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Will a 529 Plan Hurt My Chances of Getting Financial Aid?
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How 529s Affect Scholarships (and Vice Versa)
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Ten Things You Might Not Know About the FAFSA
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Applying for Financial Aid Using the CSS Profile
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When Planning How To Pay for College, Factor In Gifts From Grandparents
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How to Make Smart Decisions When Financial Aid Just Isn't Enough
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Resources for Financial Aid
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Follow These Money-Saving Tips to Filing the FAFSA
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How a Divorce Affects a Student's Financial Aid
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Student Loan Tips From the Federal Government's Lips to Your Ears
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How Your State Could Help You Pay for College
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10 First Steps for Early FAFSA Success
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A New Way to Access Federal Student Aid Online
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Now That Your FAFSA Is Filed, What Happens Next?
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A Parent's Guide to Getting the Most out of College Financial Aid