Posts by Jon O'Donnell

Jon O'Donnell is a staff writer and marketer who is passionate about bringing transparency to the student loan process. Jon has a long history of connecting people with educational opportunities to help them improve their careers and their personal finances. When Jon isn't informing people about how to make smart financial decisions, you can probably find him in the kitchen attempting to cook up something delicious.
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Getting ready to dive into the college application process? It’s an exciting time with many questions to consider.

“How do we pay for college?” is one of the biggest questions people have. Nitro has put together a short roundup of funding options and ideas to get you started.

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In most cases, you will need to re-apply for federal student aid each year you are in school. But does that mean completing a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) per semester or just once per year?

The fast answer: once per year. But like with most fast answers, there are exceptions. Let's dig in a little deeper. 

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If you’re applying for college for the first time, you probably have tons of questions. And that’s even before you start thinking about financial aid …

But you have to figure out financial aid eventually, right? If you’ve reached that point on your college to-do list, we’re here for you.

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Figuring out how pay for your child’s college education is one of the most anxiety-inducing milestones in parenting — and it doesn’t help that it's always easy to find out how much tuition is. 

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It happens all the time. Aid that covered you in the fall isn't available in the spring.

As the holiday shopping season ramps up and the fall semester wraps up, many families find there is a difference between their budget and the tuition bill due.

But you don’t have to set your family’s educational progress back by taking a semester off. Here are five ways to make up the balance.

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We know that filling out the FAFSA can be frustrating, which is we created our step-by-step guide for filling out the form.

However, even with specialized guidance, individual circumstances may make some of the FAFSA questions difficult to answer. That’s why we recently gathered your most complicated FAFSA questions and posed them to college financial aid pros to get the info you need.

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