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Financial Aid Changes Ahead

on April 29, 2016 in Paying for College
Financial Aid Changes Ahead

Here is a helpful summary prepared by the Dept. of Education, summarizing the upcoming changes to the financial aid system in 2017-2018.    

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Big Changes to the Financial Aid Process Ahead

on December 2, 2015 in Paying for College
Big Changes to the Financial Aid Process Ahead

Families of current high school juniors should consider the upcoming changes to the financial aid process, as the 2015 tax year will now be included in financial aid reviews. Other changes are afoot, including the welcome release of the FAFSA on October 1st rather than January 1st. You can read more from Lynn O’Shaughnessy here.

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Washington Scholarships

on September 29, 2015 in Paying for College
Washington Scholarships

Start building your profile on the Washboard.org website and get updates on scholarship opportunities for Washington students. Many opportunities are posted on the site, including events to help students complete financial aid forms.

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Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

on March 31, 2015 in Paying for College
Comparing Financial and Merit Aid Awards

Here are some useful tools to help you compare your award letters from colleges: Award Letter Comparison Tool Advanced Award Letter Comparison Tool College Board Comparison Tool    

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