It’s October, and that means it’s FAFSA season. The Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1 of each year. Here are the 7 quick tips you need to know to make sure you don’t miss any deadlines and don’t miss out on any financial aid opportunities.
The Student Aid Index (SAI) is a number used by college financial aid administrators to measure families’ ability to pay for college. It’s part of the process of determining how much need-based financial aid your student is eligible to receive. SAI will be the new name for what was previously known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and it will go into effect on July 1, 2023, along with many other changes to the FAFSA and college financial aid process. Learn more about SAI, how it works, and what’s changing in my quick overview article.
Big changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 2023, and the changes could dramatically affect how much parents and families end up paying for college and how much financial aid their students receive. Learn about what’s changing, including the new Student Aid Index, in my in-depth blog for parents.
Learn the basics of need-based financial aid, how it works, how to apply, and how to find out how much aid you might receive. Join Brad and his guest co-host Chuck Erickson as they talk about it all on the Taming the High Cost of College podcast. Listen Now…
If you’re divorced, going through a divorce, or separated, there’s often confusion about which parent should fill out financial aid forms and how to maximize aid for your student.
Choosing from ranked schools can be tricky. Is one school really that much better than another? We invited Farran Powell on the show to help clear up what this ranking thing is all about. She is the “Paying for College” writer for the publication that started the ranking craze, U.S. News and World Report.Having written somewhere near 100 articles on the topic, Farran has a wealth of knowledge she shares in this great interview. Read More…