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Financial Aid: Paying for College for Free

Dec 29, 2013 3:30:00 PM

As a parent of a high school student, you may believe that there is no free money for college, but this is simply not true. Billions of dollars in federal financial aid and millions more in private scholarships and grants exist to help your student in funding their education. Despite common belief, help is also available for middle-class families.

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Topics: Scholarships for High School Students, College Financial Aid

10 Questions to Ask about College Financial Aid

Dec 23, 2013 7:55:00 AM

Today, a college’s cost is playing a larger-than-ever role in determining what school a student attends. More families are selecting schools based on the best offered value, and not the most prestigious name. Because student enrollment is at a historic high, even students with stellar grades and an application full of extracurricular activities can expect to go through the financial aid process.

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Topics: College Financial Aid

College Planning Essentials: Grants & Scholarships

Dec 16, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Getting accepted to the college of your choice is often looked upon as a large hurdle for students to jump over. However paying for college can be an even bigger mystery. The truth is, finding the funds to pay for tuition, books, housing, and all the other expenses associated with going to college is hard work. Here are a few tips on how to find grants and scholarships to assist you in paying for college.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, College Planning, Parents and College Planning

College Planning for Parents: Financial Aid Eligibility

Dec 10, 2013 9:27:00 AM

So you've started the journey of sending your child to college. This might be your first time, or maybe you've done it before. One of the biggest questions in most parents' minds is how they're going to finance their child's higher education. Everyone knows that a college degree opens doors and that college graduates make more money over their lifetimes than people with just a high school diploma do. Maybe you don't think your child qualifies for financial aid. But college planning for parents, and more specifically figuring out how you will foot the tuition bill, doesn't have to be a confusing or stressful process.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Parents and College Planning

College Planning Checklist: Steps to Take

Dec 4, 2013 4:16:00 PM

Getting into the right college can seem like a monumental task. There are hundreds of schools in Rhode Island and across the nation accepting candidates for admission. Finding the school that is your best fit and getting accepted is a task that, like finding a great job, requires some planning and forethought. Get organized in your approach, learn as much as you can about the schools you are interested in and the application process. 

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Topics: College Planning