Blog

Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.


Your FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is your gateway to all things financial aid. It can unlock access to federal student loans, as well as state and institution-based grants and scholarships. 

Let's take a look at how FAFSA works, and how you can get it to work for you. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

As if the process of choosing and applying to colleges isn't hard enough, along comes the FAFSA form. There are tons of benefits to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but that doesn't mean it's a simple process.

In fact, at NitroCollege, we've got a whole section of our blog and a downloadable e-book dedicated to things you should know about filling out your FAFSA form. And one thing that makes the FAFSA even less straightforward is parent marital status when your parents are divorced or unmarried.

Read More

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.

Read More
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.
 
Read More

An important distinction when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is whether to file as a dependent or independent student.

Read More