Whenever we assist students with financial aid (especially when the student is considering student loans), we make sure the student is aware of the logistics – the what/why/where. A topic that comes up often (especially when we work with students whom are in the last stages of their program) is aggregate [student] loan limits. Below is a quick breakdown of aggregate loan limits:
Today, October 1, is the first day that you will be able to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA. Whether you are currently a senior in high school or a student who has more years of postsecondary education ahead, you will need to complete it if you want federal aid. Here are some common questions we receive in our office regarding the FAFSA.
If loans are part of your plan for college or career training, the first way to save is to do your research and pick the best loan. But there’s another secret to big savings: payments in school.
One of the most common questions I hear at financial aid offices is, “have you completed your FAFSA?” Most students, this time of year, have. However, there may be other requirements that you need to complete before receiving your federal loans. Your financial aid is sent to the institution, but before they disburse the funds, you may need to sign the master promissory note and complete entrance loan counseling. Here’s what you need to know:
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My sister, who is 30 years old and a mother of two, decided to go back to college to finish her degree in Human Resources – Yay, sister! After the excitement subsided, the reality of life sunk in and it came time to review resources available to assist her with the college journey. First, we talked about financial aid options, and then we went over admissions.
After all that, she had questions about other resources that could assist with childcare. That made me think, every postsecondary stud...
If you have applied to a university or program, you may find that they recommend attending new student orientation. Orientations may vary from a couple of hours to a full two-day commitment. Here are the top five reasons to attend an orientation event:
As student loan borrowers we now have the option to refinance our student loans to try to save money, or to lower our monthly bill, or to get away from raising interest rates from a variable rate loan, or to switch lenders – no matter the reason, we student loan borrowers now have options.
Here is what you should know about student loan refinancing.
We don’t have a cute animal to tell you this – but a few minutes of research really makes a difference when it comes to choosing the right student loan.
Half of Alaska Student Loan Borrowers Pay Too Much - here is the info you need to not get tricked into paying too much.
You have your tuition paid, your classes scheduled, and you have moved into your dorm room. Now what?
You want to explore the area and have new experiences, but after paying for everything you need to start college you don’t have a lot of money left.
Here are 5 tips on how to stay active and have fun on a small amount of money.
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If you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), odds are you will be receiving an award letter soon, from the colleges or training programs you listed on the FAFSA (either by mail, email, or both). Your award may include grants (free money), work-study (part-time job), and/or student loans. If one of your options is to take out a student loan, it’s important you know and understand a few things before doing so.