Finanaical Aid

Looking and Paying for Colleges

Looking ahead, summer is the time to get serious about college admissions, so I want to give you some important information about the various aspects of what it takes to manage what can seem to be a complex and confusing process. Don’t feel bombarded by all of this, though. Granted, things can seem overwhelming, but ...

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Financial Aid and Other Mysteries

If you are a high school senior applying to college, the closer you get to the end of the year, the closer you’ll be getting to the realities of paying for that college in which you finally enroll, mainly wrestling with the financial aid process. That process of finding out about and managing your way ...

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Help for Disadvantaged Student from India

Question: I’m a student from India who basically comes from the Indian ghetto or slums. I have to work for 7 hours to earn my school fee. I took the SAT and SAT II and my scores are 2320 and 800, 790, 790 respectively but my school graduation percent is low (89%) but I also ...

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Effect of Snazzy Older Car on Financial Aid Awards

Question: We had an accident (with our very old car, high mileage, paid off) SUV and the insurance company sees no value in repairing it given its age and mileage. The financial aid forms require us to report what kind of cars we drive and how much is owed on them. We must buy a ...

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Financial Aid for 24-Year-Old Returning to School?

Question: I am 24 years and want to be in college this year. I made an annual income of $25,000. Will I be eligible for financial aid of $12,000? At age 24, you will be considered an “Independent Student,” which means that colleges will look at only your income and other financial resources and will ...

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Finaid “Credit” for Church and Charity Gifts?

Question: We have always tithed to our church, and we give money to many charities, so we are thought to have more money available than we actually have. This is NEVER taken into consideration in any financial aid info I have seen. Is there any way to have our substantial donations considered when seeking aid? ...

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