Financial Aid and Money Tips

 
 
 

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FAFSA Tips
If you are a high school senior or returning college student, you’ve probably noticed that all the ads and emails you’ve been getting lately pointing towards FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form provided by the United States government for college students. As the name suggests, this application is free, and if you are eligible, you get grants or loans to help you attend the college of your dreams.
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Holiday Gift Guide for Students on a Budget
Christmas is a time for cheer and joy… until you check your bank balance. Gifts for mom and dad, gifts for the siblings, gifts for the grandparents, gifts for the significant other. Being surrounded by family and friends is part of the Christmas allure. However, that means all the more presents to buy. As a college student, it can be hard dishing money out like that, especially when you want the best for those closest to you. Wanting to be helpful, we went around the office asking our staff one question: 
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Save Money, Be Car Smart
So, you’ve just arrived for your first year of college. You quickly learn that there is a lot to worry about now. Tests, papers, your financial status, and your car. “Wait, I have to worry about my car too?” Yes, you do! Flat tires, dead batteries, broken belts, oil changes, and much more can cause you major headaches and throw you deeper into financial trouble. So how do you avoid this? Well, the solution is to be Car Smart! Here are a few pointers to make you Car Smart while at college and hopefully through life!
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How to Dine Fine on a College Dime
I mean dine finnnnee. Dine fine now. Dine fine when you’re thirty-two, fifty-nine, or broke in college! But let’s get real—healthy food is expensive! Try out these tips for budget buying and see how much you can save and still prepare healthy, college-friendly meals.
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Avoiding the "Broke College Student" Status
If there is a universal saying a large body of people identifies with, it’s “broke college student.” According to the Federal Reserve and Forbes, 44 million Americans are in an estimated $1.4 trillion total student debt. $1,400,000,000,000. That is a lot of zeros and commas for young adults starting the “adulting” thing.
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