Financial Aid Archive

Avoid College Money Mistakes

Smart parents teach financial skills As the parent of a college student, which of these two recent grads do you hope your child will resemble? The first, Tamanika Ferguson, earned $80,000 in scholarships to California State University

Ready for the Real World? Good money skills start with straight talk

Congratulations – your pride and joy is getting ready for college. But how prepared is your child to achieve financial independence in the coming years? This quiz can help you find out. Quiz 1. When did you

Make Friends With FAFSA You won’t get financial aid without it

All students applying to college should know about FAFSA. The free form is available by going online at Also known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, everyone—rich, poor, or somewhere in between—should plan to

What’s the Difference?

A glossary of financial aid terms: • GRANTS are gifts that do not need to be paid back. Grant decisions are based on family income, household size, reported assets, and the number of children in college. The

College Lingo: What to Know Before You Go

UH?! WHAT?! That just might be your reaction the first time you set foot on a college campus if you don’t understand all of the “College Lingo” that comes with being a college student. By knowing the