Paying for College 101

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Paying for College 101: You Can Appeal the Financial Aid Award

March 29, 2011 | posted by Myra Smith.

This is the tenth post in a series entitled “Paying for College 101: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid” by Myra Baas Smith, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services at the College Board.
So you’ve received your financial aid award, and it’s not as much as you need or were hoping for. Is there any way…

Paying for College 101: How to Decode the Financial Aid Award Letter

March 28, 2011 | posted by Myra Smith.

This is the ninth post in a series entitled “Paying for College 101: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid” by Myra Baas Smith, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services at the College Board.
After learning about the various types of federal and non-federal financial aid, we are nearing the end of our series on…

Paying for College 101: All Types of Financial Aid Are Not Equal: Non-Federal Aid

March 24, 2011 | posted by Myra Smith.

This is the eighth post in a series entitled “Paying for College 101: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid” by Myra Baas Smith, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services at the College Board.
When you receive your financial aid award letter from your school, it will likely contain a variety of types of financial…

Paying for College 101: Not All Types of Financial Aid Are Equal

February 1, 2011 | posted by Myra Smith.

This is the seventh post in a series entitled “Paying for College 101: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid” by Myra Baas Smith, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services at the College Board.
Now that you’ve learned about the different types of financial aid, the next thing you need to know is that there…

Paying for College 101: Learn the Types of Financial Aid

November 30, 2010 | posted by Myra Smith.

This is the sixth post in a series entitled “Paying for College 101: What You Need to Know about Financial Aid” by Myra Baas Smith, Executive Director of Financial Aid Services at the College Board.
I’m back, and apologize for the long gap between the fifth and sixth item on our list of things you should…