Financial Aid

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By: Paul Merimee — November 21, 2022
Managing finances in college can be challenging. This article is here to ease that stress and give you a few helpful tips to maximize your savings in college.
By: Jessica Dickenson — October 26, 2022
College is the first time in many students' lives that they are independent of their parents. This is a time of new and exciting transitions. You may no longer live at home, or you may be funding your college education, but you may be relying on your parents' financial information to complete the FAFSA.
By: SAGE Scholars — September 19, 2022
What if colleges applied to you? Seems counterintuitive, right? It’s not. Here’s why. Schools spend years preparing students for the college applications process. Families agonize over how to put the ‘best’ student forward. In the end, students and colleges expend a great deal of time and energy to find a mutually good fit. SAGE Scholars has found a better way to match highly qualified SAGE Scholars students with institutions that best align with their unique learning and life goals. FastTrak is our new approach to bridge the gap between students, families, and colleges while expediting the admissions process.
By: James Johnston, Ed.D. — June 20, 2022
A reasonable person would assume that the cost of an undergraduate education would be easy to calculate. Unfortunately, calculating the "True Cost" is complicated.
By: SAGE Scholars — June 1, 2022
With the start of a new school year, SAGE Scholars is committed to helping families prepare for higher education. We have put together helpful guidelines and tips on filing your FAFSA form and completing your CSS Profile.
By: SAGE Scholars — May 1, 2022
Colleges have a “list price” of tuition. Don’t let this scare you away from considering a private college education. Not only is the “list price” unlikely to be the price that you actually pay. In fact, a private college may cost less than a state school.
By: SAGE Scholars — April 3, 2022
If you need financial aid to pay for college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is your ticket to affordability. However, many myths continue to circulate that deter students from ever filling out FAFSA, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to lessen the financial commitment of a college education. In this article we dispel some of the most common myths about FAFSA.
By: SAGE Scholars — March 2, 2022
To know how to best pay for a college education, families need to know three numbers: The total annual Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and the Expected Family Contribution. In this article you can learn how to calculate these numbers and plan for the future.
By: SAGE Scholars — March 1, 2022
Don’t let the list price of tuition scare you away from considering a private college education—it may actually end up costing less than a state school. 64% of students at a private college graduate in 4 years vs. 37% at public universities, saving a lot of time and money.
By: SAGE Scholars — February 2, 2022
In this three-part series, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of FAFSA. Among the most important steps for a prospective college student in their college planning, FAFSA determines how much financial aid a student qualifies for. In the first installment of our FAFSA series, we’ll provide tips and tricks for filling out the application while also answering frequently asked questions like what is the FAFSA? Why is it so important?
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