When to Apply for Financial Aid

By Julie Gross Your student’s senior year of high school is now in full swing and they are diligently working on their college admission applications.  As parents, we are starting to sweat a bit over the astronomical costs ahead. Instead of just worrying about it, we can do something productive and apply for financial aid. […]

ABCs of FSA IDs

  By Julie Gross Every student should be completing the FAFSA as they apply to college this fall. Creating an FSA ID is the very first step in this process.  FSA stands for Federal Student Aid and the ID you create will serve as your legal signature when completing the FAFSA, accepting Direct loans or […]

Direct Loans

By Julie Gross Students that submit a FAFSA will be awarded Direct loans as part of their financial aid package.  You may see two Direct loans. One is a subsidized loan, meaning there is no interest as long as the student attends college at least half-time, until they graduate. The subsidized loan will be $3,500 […]

FAFSA News – FSA ID Replaces PIN

As of May 10, 2015, the U. S. Department of Education replaced the FAFSA PIN with the Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The new FSA ID will allow students and parents access to the FAFSA with a username and password rather than having to enter sensitive information such as name, date of birth and social […]