Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Grant opportunities

Different Grant and Scholarship programs:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Three college financial aid funding opportunities

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant-Need-based grant

National Smart Grant

Pell Grant

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Three ways to increase your chances of receiving financial aid

If you are in college or going to college and you do not already have a full ride, you want to do everything that you can to increase your chances of getting as much funding as you can. Making that happen takes effort on your part. You want to be sure that you work hard to be at least qualified for the financial aid.

To increase your chances of receiving financial aid, you should:

Apply early
There is a lot of competition out there so applying early makes all the difference.

Complete the application process throughly
Make sure that you complete the application properly.

Make sure there are no errors on your application.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

FAFSA: Free Application for Student Aid Deadline for Making Corrections

Completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is a great first step towards possibly receiving money for college. When you fill out the FAFSA, you are up against others to compete for financial aid whether it is for grants or loans. On the FAFSA form you are to include your income, parent income if you are a dependent and your school code identifying what school you plan to attend or attending. 

The FAFSA can be filled out online by going to Funds are limited and the sooner you fill out the FAFSA the better. If you have already completed a FAFSA, you are good to go. You should receive information soon on how much aid you are eligible for whether it is the pell grant, loans and other grants. 
You may be still waiting or you may have realized that you need to make corrections to your FAFSA.

Have you completed the Free Application for Student Aid online? Do you need to make corrections to it? 
Just as a reminder if you need to make corrections to your online form, the deadline to make corrections is fast approaching. The deadline is September 21.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act: Four factors of the law and what is in it for you

The new Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act sounds like a win-win situation. It will help students financial as well as those who are stakeholders in the college financial aid system. The new law includes more federal Pell Grant money...a whopping $40 billion. Also, the new measure makes that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) easier to fill out. This should eliminate some worry. So, no more guessing or wondering if you are filling out the form properly.

Receiving financial aid and not receiving financial aid I will address four factors of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.

College Access and completion programs
There will be more money set aside for this.

Federal Pell Grant Money
More money for the Pell Grant

Low interest rates

FAFSA form easier to complete