In addition, we talk Chris Long of Cappex.com, (@Cappex) sets us straight on being effective when searching online for scholarships. In addition, we answer a listeners question about their wish to attend their dream school, but its going to cost them about $134K.
On this episode we discuss the importance of debunking 5 big scholarship myths that tend to circulate among parents every year, and need to be put to rest so they can get to the job of the finding the money their students need to pay for college.
Our main guest today is Gyan Devi (pronounced Ghee-YAHN, rhymes with “neon”, and DAY-vee)
In addition, we talk about the myth involving the cost of attending public school over private colleges. Abigail Seldin of College Abacus (@CollegeAbacus) sets us straight on what she found when comparing several private and state colleges when it comes to affordability. In addition, we answer a listeners question about her wish to attend school at SUNY Buffalo or Long Island University.
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
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?