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Looking for financial resources for college? Check out our articles to help you make the best decisions for you and your family.
The Student’s Guide to Financial Aid and the FAFSA
What is financial aid? What is the FAFSA? Learn about the different types of aid you can get for college and how to fill out the FAFSA.
Paying for College
Can You Afford to Go Back to School?
How to Pay for College Without Student Loans
There are plenty of options available if you want to avoid taking out student loans to pay for college. Learn about financial aid and savings options.View Article
The Student’s Guide to Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters
Learn how to read your financial aid award letter like an expert. Compare award letters from different schools to determine the best one for you.View Article
How to Earn a Debt-Free Degree
Find out how to graduate debt-free. You don't need to go into debt to improve your life.View Article
What Is the Pell Grant?
The Pell Grant is a form of federal aid designed to assist low-income students. Learn how to apply for the award, how much you can earn, and who is eligible.View Article
Financial Aid for LGBTQ+ College Students
LGBTQ+ students can run into institutional barriers when it comes to financial aid. Find our tips for navigating grants, loans, and LGBTQ+ scholarships.View Article
How to Get Financial Aid for Continuing Education
Worried about how to afford continuing education? Understand the costs of a degree or certificate program and learn how to pay for it.View Article
8 Ways Moms Can Afford Going Back to School
Moms interested in going back to college shouldn't stop themselves because of the cost. Explore your options to offset tuition and childcare costs.View Article
9 Ways Dads Can Afford Going Back to School
Going to school as a dad isn't easy, but it shouldn't leave you broke. Find grants for single fathers, scholarships for dads, and more savings tips.View Article
Can You Get Financial Aid With a Felony?
Convicted felons have financial aid opportunities to help pay for college both while in prison and after being released.View Article
Financial Aid for Military Service Members and Student Veterans
Military service members can use veteran education benefits to pay for college. Learn how to make the most of the benefits you've earned.View Article
The Student’s Guide to In-State vs. Out-of-State Tuition
Learn the differences between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition and what you can do to save on the cost of your education.View Article
Budgeting & Saving
How to Build Credit in College: 7 Essential Tips for Students
Tax Filing Guide: Filing Taxes as a Student
First time filing taxes as a student? This guide explains what you need to know to make tax season a little easier.View Article
What to Know About Tax Breaks for College Students and Parents
College is a big investment. By taking advantage of college tax credits and deductions, you can save thousands of dollars on higher ed expenses.View Article
How DACA Students Pay Federal Taxes
Yes, DACA recipients pay taxes. Here's what DACA and undocumented college students should know about filing their federal taxes.View Article
Can I Claim My College Student as a Dependent?
Taxes can be confusing, especially if you're a parent with a kid in college. Learn how to claim your student as a dependent and the benefits of doing so.View Article