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The FAFSA opens Sunday. Here’s why every student should fill it out

Every year, the U.S. Department of Education gives over $120 billion in federal grants, loans and work-study funds to more than 13 million college students,…

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3 Reasons College Students Need to Submit the FAFSA Every Year

College-bound high school seniors are the most likely targets for nagging about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA®. But the message…

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FAFSA Time,
Again

A reminder to college students and their parents: FAFSA® time has come around again. October 1st is the first day you can file your Free…

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This startup wants to help you claim every last dollar of financial aid

Applying to college is hard enough without the even trickier minefield of financial aid. The basic government form, the dreaded FAFSA®, asks for information high-school…

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The 2018-2019 FAFSA® Just Opened. Here's What You Need to Know

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as the FAFSA®, is available for the 2018-2019 school year beginning today, October 1. Filling…

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6 Startups That Could Help Slash The Cost Of College

College these days is bonkers expensive. Take my alma mater, Williams College. For the 2017-18 school year, Williams is charging more than $53,000 for tuition.…

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More Students File Federal Aid Form Under New Rules

The number of students filing a crucial financial aid form has risen, suggesting that recent changes that have made it easier to file are working,…

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7 Things You Should Know Before Filing Your FAFSA®

It’s that time again—time to start thinking about college and financial aid. And it’s time to prepare to file your FAFSA®, or Free Application for…

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Should a Parent or Student Take Out the College Loan?

Many families plan to borrow money to pay for college. But some aren’t sure who should take out the loans—the parents or the student.

Considering…

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Charlie Javice Showing Students The Money

Her Big Idea: Javice thought there a better way to get students the money available to them. In 2017,
she launched Frank, an online…

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Online platform encourages students to ‘dream smart,’ helping vocational students

As student debt continues to soar, one company is offering a helping hand to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic background or educational ambitions.

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How to Get the Most Money From Your College

One big consideration in choosing a college, at least for most people, is how brutal a blow the bills will deal to the family finances.…

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7 On Your Side: Negotiating the cost of college

BRONX, New York (WABC) — Every year, $20 billion in financial aid, including $3 billion in Pell Grants, is left on the table. 

This happens…

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Your Money: Families need to brush up on student loan literacy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Americans worried about the escalating price of a college education, here’s good news: Tuition for the typical family barely budged…

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7 On Your Side: Avoiding mistakes with student loans

NEW YORK (WABC) — If you are a college student, it is the season to be thinking about tuition bills.

But a warning before you…

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Free Service Helps Students Applying For College With Financial Aid Process

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — If your kids are applying for college and don’t have the money to pay for their education, student loans are probably their…

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Navigating the College Financial Aid Process

Only on the “CBS This Morning” podcast, Charlie Javice tells CBS News correspondent Anna Werner how her company helps streamline and simplify the process for…

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August 17, 2019: Avoid These College Loan Mistakes

Charlie Javice of Frank.org says Students borrow too much money & make other big college loan mistakes.

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What you can do when your college financial aid award falls short

It’s hard to say which is more nerve-wracking — waiting for your college acceptance or for your financial award letter.

If a college turns you down, there’s…

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Charlie Javice: “Rejection is a numbers game”

Imagine seeing the frustrating obstacles affecting millions of students applying for financial aid and deciding to create a solution. Charlie Javice discusses building her startup 

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Finally, College Admissions and Scholarships Have Gone Digital!

Steve spoke with Charlie Javice. She is the 26-year-old founder of fin-tech startup, Frank. She’s also on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list. She created the…

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Your Money: U.S. tax reform further complicates federal student aid form

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. tax reform is finally catching up with the college financial aid process, and the synchronization is off to a rocky…

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You can apply for FAFSA college aid money now, but avoid these 3 pitfalls

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid – also known as the FAFSA – rolls out Oct. 1 for students who plan on…

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The FAFSA opens October 1—here’s how to complete it, in 6 simple steps

Every year, the Department of Education distributes $150 billion in federal student aid through grants, loans and…

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People Are Worried Applying For College Financial Aid Could Be A Total Mess This Year

Students applying for federal financial aid should be wary of new problems that could arise from changes to 2018 tax forms, warned a group of…

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Why banking apps and startups suddenly all have human first names

When you need some money to make it to your next paycheck, you can always call on Dave. If you need budgeting help, reach…

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or you can file the FAFSA for free by using the paper or electronic forms available at www.fafsa.ed.gov

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