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Boosting Pell Grants to help students graduate on time

Jan 20, 2016
The Obama administration wants to increase financial aid for full-time students

New FAFSA rules should make process less stressful

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

A move to simplify the FAFSA

Jan 28, 2015
Lawmakers want to knock the 108-question student aid form down to two questions.

How small financial setbacks can derail college plans

Oct 1, 2014
Many low-income students don't have the luxury of making even minor mistakes.

Crowdfunding the path to college

Aug 26, 2014
More students are banking on the generosity of strangers to foot their bills.

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

Apr 25, 2014
If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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More work study, less financial aid?

Apr 24, 2014
Should the government encourage more college students to enter work study programs rather than apply for large financial aid packages?

Ask Carmen: Tips for choosing student loans

Jan 17, 2014
What kind of loans should you take out for graduate school? Find out when student loan expert Heather Jarvis joins host Carmen Wong Ulrich to answer callers' questions.

College-bound? How to pay for higher education

Apr 12, 2013
Many soon-to-be high school graduates are settling on their choice of where to attend college. How does a family decide whether to pay for a student's dream school or a more economical alternative?