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Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers

Important FAFSA Facts for Homeschoolers
Each year, the government doles out 150 billion dollars in education grants. Almost everyone can get some kind of aid, whether it's in the form of gra...
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So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?

So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?
Yep. It's October. And, for anyone with children in college that means filling out the FAFSA every year. Whether you, the parent, or the student does ...
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Lee Binz
Dear Christy, Yes. The FAFSA application form is only sent to each school you list. So you would want to list the colleges that ... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2019 21:44
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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science

Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
There are more girls going to college than there are boys.  Girls are in the majority, so they are less likely to receive admission and financial aid.....  except in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  In those areas, girls are still in the minority.   You can encourage your young women to pursue a college major in STEM, and it might improve their chances of admission and financial aid.  One of my clients recommended Expanding Your Horizons conferences...
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Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT

Unexpected Benefits of the PSAT
There are lots of benefits of taking the PSAT; practicing for an important test, receiving financial aid for college.  Last week I found an unexpected benefit!  When children see a public school environment, it can have surprisingly positive consequences!  This letter from Sheri explains what her son learned in school the day he took the PSAT. What a Difference a Day Makes! Hi Lee, I thought you might enjoy hearing about my son's day (well, really...
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Scholarships: Let Your Needs Be Known

Scholarships: Let Your Needs Be Known
Here is a brief follow-up note I sent to Ann after she was told her son had won a $14,000/year scholarship from his first choice school.  I thought my advice might help someone else as well. Ann, Just fyi, the financial aid you hear about at this moment is usually just a portion of the final amount.  Other amounts will be trickling in later.  This does not take into account your financial "need" - and the...
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Will Saving Money for College Cost You?

Will Saving Money for College Cost You?
I saw this article about saving money from college, and it had some interesting tidbits. Here is the paragraph that caught my attention: In 2007, according to the College Board® , the average financial aid package totaled $9,500 covering 43% of tuition, fees, and room and board for one year at the average four-year college, public or private. This underscores the need for families to save in a dedicated college savings account to supplement the remaining...
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