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Make Smart Use of Your Financial Aid Refund

Welcome to “Coaching Corner,” a blog we hope will help you make smart decisions with your money and get through school without breaking the bank. Each semester millions of college students ask an important question – “What should I do with my financial aid refund?” That’s the money left over from your financial aid after [...]

2021-02-08T21:02:47+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Melanie|

Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 2

So have you decided to fill out the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is released every year on October 1. You need to fill out a new one each year, and it may provide the grants, loans, and work-study you need to pay for school. Our last post looked at some of [...]

2021-02-08T21:04:07+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

Tips for Completing the FAFSA, part 1

Getting good grades isn’t the only challenge on the road to graduation. Many of the students I talk to worry about how to pay for school. For a lot of them, their biggest support comes from federal financial aid (grants, loans, work-study). That means you need to fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for [...]

2021-02-08T21:04:35+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|

Managing Your Money: Needs vs Wants

We recently talked about how to make your financial aid refund last through the entire semester. Whether you get money from financial aid, your parents, or working, you need to manage it wisely. Setting up a spending plan helps you do that. Making Decisions Part of putting together a simple budget (spending plan) is identifying [...]

2021-02-08T21:05:10+00:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Melanie|