Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scholarship Ideas

Here's another site with some great scholarship tips.

Find the article on weird and wacky scholarships in the financial aid section.

Wether you are tall, can make a great milk moustache, or knit, there are interesting possibilities.

Happy applying - be sure to follow all of the directions.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

FAFSA updates

Wow - Good news about changes to the FAFSA.

First - you can now submit your FAFSA results for 10 schools! It was limited to 6 schools last year.

Second - when you complete the Fafsa online the system will determine your eligibility for 3 new programs:

ACG - Academic Competitiveness Grant
SMART - National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant
TEACH Grant - Teacher Education Assitance for College and Higher Education

For ACG and SMART you must qualify for a Pell Grant in order to be eligible.

Please help get the word out to any low income families you know. There are programs out there to help make college affordable for children from those families.

Ready, Set, Go

The FAFSA for the 2008-2009 school year is now available on

Remember, it is important to file the FAFSA as early as possible. This is the data used by the college to determine your financial aid package. Make sure you are first in line to receive any grants, scholarships, awards available for you.

But you don't have your taxes done for 2007 yet? No one does. Well, answer this question for me - how different is your tax return from year to year? For the majority of us, there is very little difference. Therefore, don't wait. Use your 2006 tax return to complete the FAFSA NOW! You will need to go back and update the FAFSA with your actual numbers, but if the actual numbers are close to the numbers you entered on the FAFSA, there won't be many, if any, adjustments needed.

Be sure to answer each question carefully. If you are confused about how to answer a question post your question on this site - I will respond as quickly as possible and then everyone can learn.

Do not leave any blanks - if the answer is zero, then enter a zero.

Happy Filing!