Category Archives: Expected Family Contribution

How To Stay On The Mind Of Admissions Officers, How to Get The Most Out Of The Federal Work-Study Program, Unique Scholarships

This August 22, 2012 episode we talk to Dr Andy Borst, Director of Admissions at Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their unique way of awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen, we discuss how to get the most out of your Federal Work Study Grant, and have our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss the timeline of earning a doctoral degree, and how parents level of actual support does not change their level of assumed support in the eyes of the financial aid office.

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How to Pay for A Degree When You Already Have One, When Is the Best Time To Apply For Scholarships, And Why You Should Avoid Private Student Loans


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This August 15, 2012 episode we do a series of “student on the street” interviews to find out about students financial aid issues and offer solutions that can help, as well holding our Scholarshippoints.com Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss why its better to appeal a financial aid suspension not take out private student loans, and when is the best time to search for scholarships.

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How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Freshman, Scholarships & Aid for International Students, and College Affordability

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This August 8, 2012 episode we  discuss how to approach scholarships tied to admissions for freshmen students, and speak with Dr. Andy Borst of Western Illinois University (Twitter @WIU_UR) about their innovative freshman scholarship program, as well as our Question and Answer Segment with Kristen Ferguson and discuss scholarships for international students and college out-of-state.

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This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes: July 30 – August 3

 

 

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two-minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
  2. How to File an EFC Redetermination Appeal
  3. How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Transfer Student
  4. How To Get More Scholarship Offers As A Returning Student
  5. How to Get More Scholarship Offers As A HIgh School Student

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to Send questions for next weeks schedule.

How Should I File The FAFSA If My Parents Are Divorced: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

This is episode 18, and today we are answering the question, How Should I File The FAFSA If My Parents Are Divorced?

Lets be honest, 50% of all first marriages end in divorce. The rates go up on all marriages after that. In addition, more than half of all births to American women under 30 are born out-of-wedlock.  So odds are that as you are enter college now, you have lived with one parent as opposed to both. Now the FAFSA asks you to enter parental information to about their finances to decide how much aid you qualify for. The question is, what information should you be entering if you live with only one parent the majority of the time?

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What Is A Financial Aid Letter, And What Does It Say: JR’s 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

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What Does UNMET Need Mean On My Financial Aid Letter

Unmet need is the financial aid term for the difference between the financial aid awarded and the cost of a students tuition and other expensesEpisode 8

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Hi, This is JR the College Money Man, giving you my Daily Scholarships and Financial Aid Tip in about two minutes. This is Episode 8, and today we are talking about the term UNMET NEED.

Now most parents and students may feel that the term “unmet need” means the entire cost of a college education. After all, most families cannot afford the cost of college on their own. However, this term actually has a meaning that is more exact, and is necessary in determining the amount of aid you will receive.

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