Topic: Free Aid
When you receive a financial aid award letter, use SimpleTuition's checklist to help you make the best use of your time as you line up funding.
Paying for College Checklist:
Review and Evaluate Your Financial Aid Award – As soon… More »
Congratulations on getting into college! But now you're trying to evaluate your financial aid award, right? In order to know how good (or bad) it is, you need to consider a few things:
The cost of the college (called the… More »
You should fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after January 1st of each year. Because the FAFSA asks for tax information from the previous calendar year, you may want to wait until your family has all of… More »
After your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been processed and submitted to the schools to which you applied, as well as any additional forms required by the school, you will receive a financial aid award package from… More »
For most families, paying for college includes borrowing. There are many ways to finance the costs of college, after your family has used savings or other investments. Those include student loans, parent loans, using home equity, personal loans, and even… More »
Part of the financial aid package for most families sending a student (or two) off to college is the student loan. Student loans are a special category of consumer loans to be used only for college expenses, such as tuition,… More »
You’ve taken the time to submit the FAFSA, and it was a battle. Now you’re finally finished – what’s next?
First, the information in your FAFSA is submitted to the Department of Education's Central Processing System. That’s where it all… More »
You filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for your son or daughter or for yourself. It's been submitted - either online or by mail - and now you wait. But wait for what? We'll explain here… More »
Being an international student adds another dimension to the process of applying for financial aid, as the avenues through which an international student will pursue and receive aid are often different than those domestic students use–and the competition for international… More »