An important distinction when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is whether to file as a dependent or independent student. Which one are you? Your choice could have a big impact on how much aid you receive.
Why is that? Because the more income you report on your FAFSA, the less aid you'll receive.
It's probably not a newsflash that women are still largely outnumbered by their male counterparts in science and engineering.
What might be news: More colleges and employers are making it a priority to get women into STEM fields—and they're making financial investments to back that up. That means there are ever-growing options for female students who are hunting for scholarships. Here's how to find that sweet "free money" to help fund your STEM education.
The most affordable way to earn a bachelor's degree is pretty simple: Start at a community college and then transfer to a public, in-state school. Oh, and live at home if you can.
This may not be the sexiest option you can imagine, but with ever-soaring tuition costs, it just might be the most sensible path. Your future self will thank you for not going into massive debt to fund your education.
Pell Grants are one of the most sought-after forms of financial aid. They are awarded by the federal government and can be worth up to $6,345 for the 2020-2021 school year. Yet, there is a lot of confusion about who qualifies and for how much.
Let's dive into the top five myths about Pell Grants, so that you can get ALL the grant money you may be entitled to.
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