financial aid

By Erin Eagan
Photo courtesy of College Goal Wisconsin All students planning on going to college starting in the fall of 2018 should be filling out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). Every college requires the FAFSA in order for a student to be considered for federal and state financial aid...
By Erin Eagan
April is Financial Literacy Month, highlighted by Money Smart Week (April 22-29). In celebration of Money Smart Week, communities across Wisconsin are hosting free programs and workshops focused on planning for college, student debt, FAFSA and other consumer financial topics. Whether you are a...
By Erin Eagan
The same message has been hammered into high school students’ heads for years: the only way to a high-paying job and a guaranteed spot in America’s middle-class is by getting a college degree from a four-year university. By now, we know this is not always the case. Instead, the only “guarantee”...
By Erin Eagan
Did you know that 40 percent of all federal aid-eligible students don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ? When you consider about 66 percent of high school graduates pursue higher education, that represents a sizable gap. According to NerdWallet, high school graduates...
By Erin Eagan
Obtaining a college degree or credential of some kind is becoming mandatory for high-paying jobs. This means high school graduates in all socioeconomic levels will be attending college in higher numbers. To help these and many other students and their parents pay for their education, the federal...
By Susan Pohorski
College Promise programs are creating a lot of buzz throughout the country. President Obama has proposed to make two years of community college free for responsible adults and several Wisconsin technical colleges are offering Promise programs to meet students’ unmet financial needs. However, many...
By Susan Pohorski
If your family is more like Modern Family than Home Improvement be prepared to explain the complex relationships to the federal government when your student applies for college financial aid. For first time filers, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be daunting. When your...
By Susan Pohorski
Many students don’t even bother to apply for college because they think it’s unaffordable. Families struggling to get by or those with several children don’t see how college education is possible for them. On the contrary, there are many financial aid options for low-income students in Wisconsin,...
By Susan Pohorski
You may have heard other parents complain about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Many families dread having to go through this each year. While the federal government is working on simplifying the process, there will still be some work and advance preparation to filling out...
Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model. “Just knowing the process by high school and where to...

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