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12 MYTHS ABOUT THE FAFSA® FORM AND APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Here’s so much information available about financial aid for college or career school that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction. We’ve got you covered! Here are some common myths—and the real scoop—about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. MYTH 1: My parents make too much money, so I won’t qualify for any aid. FACT: The reality is there’s no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid. 

5 THINGS TO DO AFTER FILING YOUR FAFSA® FORM

Congratulations! You submitted your 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) form! Wondering what happens next? Here are a few things to look out for: 1. Review Your FAFSA® Confirmation Page After you complete the FAFSA form online and click “SUBMIT,” you’ll see a confirmation page like the one below. This is not your financial aid offer. You’ll get that separately from the school(s) you apply to and get into. Your school(s) calculate your aid.

Scholarships and Free Gift Aid for Nevada Colleges

 Nevada has recently implemented a variety of programs that are aimed to increase the number of the state’s residents who can afford to attend college.Being a rural location, Nevada’s programs have been invaluable for improving the cost of education and allowing more students to pursue the career of their dreams.


3 TIPS FOR UNDERSTANDING AND COMPARING FINANCIAL AID OFFERS

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to multiple schools. Now you need to determine which schools are most affordable so you can factor school cost into your decision. If you listed a school on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and have been offered admission by that school, the school’s financial aid office will send you a financial aid offer. The amounts and types of aid you’re offered will likely vary from school to school, so it’s important to compare your financial aid offers. Here are a few tips and resources to make understanding and comparing your financial aid offers easier.


TUITION DISCOUNTS: A LOWER PRICE FOR FAMILY WITH A GAME PLAN, A MUCH HIGHER PRICE FOR THOSE WITHOUT

Due to the high cost of college and competition for the best students, many colleges offer discounts from the sticker price in the form of merit scholarships and other non-need based awards. Only the elite, highly selective colleges (Ivy’s) refrain from awarding these tuition discounts to attract the better students, who might not otherwise enroll.

A TUITION DISCOUNTING STUDY published by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) found that 

IF THIS BILL PASSES, COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY WOULD GO FROM BAD TO WORSE, EXPERTS SAY

House Republicans’ proposal would cut back loans, tighten repayment options and let for-profit colleges become 100 percent federally funded


ASHINGTON — A bill proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives could change the college-financing system dramatically, moving billions of dollars out of financial aid programs.

If H.R. 4508, becomes law, college affordability would go from bad to worse, say many higher education experts, and students from low-income backgrounds would suffer most.

According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office,