Posts by Libby Miller

Libby Miller is a freelance copywriter. With experience working in both financial aid and the student loan industry, Libby loves helping students and their families get the best bang for their buck on a college degree.
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The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, isn’t difficult to fill out, but certain errors could have a big impact on your eligibility for financial aid. 

Here are 11 mistakes to avoid. 

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Are you concerned that your financial aid award doesn't reflect your current financial circumstances? If so, you're not alone. 

If that’s the position you’re in, there is something you can do about it. Let’s look at how to work with your school’s financial aid office, and then discuss the four times you should definitely appeal your financial aid award.

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At Nitro, we want to help you get through the FAFSA with as little pain as possible. Here, we've hunted down the answers to your latest and most-pressing FAFSA questions.
 
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An important distinction when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is whether to file as a dependent or independent student.

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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 fieldsand 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. 

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Tuition rewards programs are like the frequent flyer miles of the college tuition world—another useful financial tool in the larger college funding picture.

How can you cash in?  It's pretty simple. Parents, grandparents and other family members earn reward points that can later be exchanged for lower tuition at select universities and colleges. It's what the SAGE Scholars program calls a "guaranteed scholarship."

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