Financial aid applications are down. Does that mean fewer college students?

Mar 18, 2021
The pandemic seems to be causing students to put off applying for financial aid, which may mean they're putting off college.
Applications are down 9% compared to this time last year, said MorraLee Keller with the National College Attainment Network. She said some of the decline may be due to uncertainty.
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Kelly Peeler: Taking on the Goliath of student loans ... via text

Jan 10, 2020
"There's a market to be the David versus the Goliath that's already there ... I like being the David."
MoneyMentor founder, Kelly Peeler
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Beth Kobliner on how parents can maximize FAFSA's potential

Oct 4, 2018
Early conversations with kids about paying for college can save thousands in the long run.
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Beth Kobliner on having the "talk" with your kids about the cost of college

Sep 27, 2018
Tips on less-terrifying ways to talk about the cost of college with kids.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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The dreaded FAFSA form is going mobile

Dec 1, 2017
The move is meant to meet teenagers on their phones and make it simpler for them to apply.
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Without IRS tool, families scramble to fill out financial aid forms

Mar 13, 2017
It’s FAFSA season, when families apply for federal aid to pay for college. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool makes it easier for applicants to add the required tax information to their forms by transferring it directly from the IRS. Or it did. The IRS has suspended the service for several weeks, and if history is […]

Education Secretary says new FAFSA filing date should improve the financial aid process

Sep 30, 2016
Prospective college students will be able to turn in their FAFSA forms starting Oct. 1.
John King speaks during his Senate confirmation hearing to become Education Secretary.
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Changes are coming to the federal student aid form

Aug 22, 2016
Students can begin filing the FAFSA three months earlier this year, on Oct. 1.
Students will now be able to file their FAFSA months earlier than before.
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New FAFSA rules should make process less stressful

Dec 29, 2015
Using older tax data means financial aid offers will arrive sooner.

Generation Z talks college and money

May 29, 2015
Four John Marshall High School seniors are skeptical about the future job market.