college 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
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
It is time to fill out the FAFSA. What’s the FAFSA you say? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the next step after applying for college admission. For seven years our family has dutifully completed this important task for our two daughters. Now that the youngest has graduated, we are...
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