Category Archives: Two minute tips

How to File an Expected Family Contribution Redetermination Appeal: JR’s Daily 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode: How to File an Expected Family Contribution Redetermination Appeal?

Episode 22

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How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Financial Aid Appeal: JR’s Daily 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode: How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Financial Aid Appeal?

Episode 21

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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.

Should I Pay A Company, Or Someone, To Search For Scholarships For Me? Avoiding Scholarship Scams: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

This is episode 20, and today we are answering the question, Should I Pay A Company, Or Someone, To Search For Scholarships For Me?

A listener recently asked me via the my blog about a scholarship service mailing he received from a a national scholarship search service that guaranteed him at least one scholarship. When I hear about claims like this, my BS detector always goes kicks into high gear.

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How Do I Get Classified As An Independent Student When Filing The FAFSA?: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

This is episode 19, and today we are answering the question, How Do I Get Classified As An Independent Student When Filing The FAFSA?

Now when people file the FAFSA, they are classified into one of two categories: independent, or dependent. Dependents need their parents tax information to complete the FAFSA. In addition, the government assumes that the parents of dependent students will aid financially in paying for their child’s education, whether this is financially a reality.  Now it is always better from a financial aid standpoint to be classified as an independent student, and here are the reasons such a classification

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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 Graduate Assistantship, and How Do I Qualify?: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

This is episode 16, and today we are answering the question, what is a graduate Assistantship and how you can qualify for one?

Say you are one the cusp of graduating this year. You want to be more competitive in the job market and have decided you want a graduate degree. But the question then becomes how to pay for it?

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