What is a grant and how does it differ from a scholarship?
What is a financial aid award notice?
Why does my financial aid award notice say, “preliminary?”
How do I know if I’m taking out too much loan money or if I need any at all?
What should I do if I have special circumstances, not reflected on my application?
How do I find scholarships at my college?
What is a master loan promissory note?
I have received my official financial aid award notice. Now what?
Can I rely on my parents to take care of my financial aid for me?
What applications do I need to complete if I am a graduate student?
How do I find private scholarships?
What is entrance loan counseling?
What do I need to do to complete applying for federal direct or Stafford loans?
Understanding College Financial Aid
Why are financial aid deadlines so important?
What is the difference between merit & need-based scholarships?
What is a preferred lender list?
Something on my award notice is not accurate. What should I do?
What is financial aid?
Can I submit applications to receive aid at more than one school?
What is federal work study and how does it differ from other types of employers?
What is FERPA?
Are all financial award notices the same and do they contain the same information?
What applications need to be completed for federal student aid?
What is the difference between the William D. Ford direct loan & the Stafford loan?
What is an over award?
I have a loan from one school, but not from another. Why is that?
What applications need to be completed for student aid on the state level?
What is the difference between subsidized & unsubsidized direct or Stafford loans?
What is a Federal Title IV school code?
Are there deadlines to reply to an award notice?
What applications need to be completed for aid from my college?
What is a Perkins loan?
Are there any differences in the aid process between public & private colleges?
Do I have to borrow the full loan amount that I’m offered?
What is the FAFSA and does it cost anything to complete it?
What is a Parent Plus loan?
What is the CSS profile?
Am I guaranteed to receive all the aid that I’m offered?
Is it a good idea to pay someone to fill in the FAFSA for you?
My parents don’t qualify for the Parent Plus loan. What can I do?
I’ve been offered work study, how do I find a job to use it?
Are my parents required to be included on the FAFSA?