Lauren Ward is a personal finance writer covering student loans, credit, investing, and more. In addition to writing for BestColleges, her work has been featured on a variety of platforms, including The Balance, Money Under 30, and Her Money. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.
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FAFSA Income Limits: How Much Income Is Too Much?
There are no FAFSA income limits that disqualify students from applying for federal aid. Learn what contributes to your expected family contribution.
How to Ask Someone to Cosign a Student Loan
Follow these helpful tips before asking a friend or relative to be a cosigner on your private student loan.
How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver
Explore how to qualify for a college application fee waiver based on your financial need to reduce your overall costs.
How to Pay for College in Prison
Individuals in prison may be able to participate in a college degree program. Explore multiple options to pay for your education.