4) Financial Aid Basics
Knowledge is power… and more financial aid.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the cost of attendance (COA)?
- What if my parents refuse to pay for college? Can I apply as an independent student?
- I am divorced; do I have to enter my former spouse’s financial data on the financial aid forms?
- If I won’t get need-based financial aid, do I have to file the FAFSA?
- Financial aid myths
College on the Cheap’s street team interviewed some college students and asked them a few questions about loans, including what the difference is between subsidized and unsubsidized loans, whether you should take out… More »
In this video, Monisha Perkash talks about the proper role of private student loans in the paying-for-college process. Private loans should only be used once all other financial aid options have been exhausted,… More »