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How To Appeal Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Cost of Attendance (COA) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Suspension

How did you resolve the problem you had that led to your Satisfactory Academic Progress Suspension

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On this March 12, 2014 episode we discuss the importance of the filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA ASAP with Andrew Viscariello of Black Hawk College. In addition, we are discussing three appeal types when it comes to you or your students financial aid.

Guided by we talk with Mary Lawson, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Western Illinois University (@WIUNews) , First we cover the Estimated Cost of Attendance, or ECA/COA appeals, and how to appeal that if you feel the cost profile is too low.  Next, she discusses how to appeal your initial Expected Family Contribution number, or EFC and your Financial Aid Award Letter, if it does not reflect your current financial circumstances.

Next, we talk to Angeles Fuentes of California State University, Monterey Bay, about Satisfactory Academic Progress, or SAP Appeals and how most financial aid office’s deal with those appeals.

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How To Save Money While In College: Advice From Students

Saving For College

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On this March 6, 2014 episode we interview students on the ground about what they do to control costs while in school. We also discuss the declining number of students attending their first pick college, and why a private not-for-profit college may be cheaper than a state school. And don’t forget our scholarship of the week, the McDonalds Scholarships for High School Seniors.

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How To Keep College Costs Super Low By Moving Off Campus: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode:How To Keep College Costs Super Low

Episode 46

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How To Keep College Costs Super Low: JR’s Daily Two-Minute Financial Aid Tip

Todays Episode:Tips on How To Keep College Costs Super Low

Episode 44

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