Advocacy Matters: Be Proactive On State Support

Advocacy Matters: Be Proactive On State Support

  • June 9, 2016

Take steps to help State Representatives better understand what role they can play in the early FAFSA and PPY process—and why their involvement is crucial. This Open Letter State Advocacy Template, created in partnership with Mark Kantrowitz, can help.

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10 FAFSA Facts Visualized [Infographic]

10 FAFSA Facts Visualized [Infographic]

  • February 27, 2016

Did you know 99% of Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are completed online? Did it take you longer than 20 minutes and 7 seconds - average completion time - to fill out the FAFSA? (I think it took me double…

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50 Financial Aid Office Hacks

50 Financial Aid Office Hacks

  • May 15, 2015

Even if your financial aid office is running smoothly, there is always room for improvement - productivity could increase, students could receive better service, you could reach more students who need financial aid, etc. We know the best financial aid…

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How To Improve Student Financial Literacy

How to Improve Student Financial Literacy

  • March 27, 2015

Financial aid offices grapple for the attention of students who are already overloaded with upcoming moves, busy class schedules and a new, unfamiliar setting. It's vital that the financial aid team is able to reach students. Financial aid provides one of…

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Q&A With The Man Behind 7 Easy Steps To The FAFSA

Q&A with the Man Behind 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

  • February 9, 2015

Dr. Michael “Mike” Miller is more than the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This 18-year veteran of financial aid is also the idea man behind the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA…

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What Is Ed Tech?

What is Ed Tech?

  • January 26, 2015

Ask any college student, parent or administrator what the number one hassle is when it comes to enrolling in classes, requesting financial aid or filing applications, and they'll all tell you the same thing: red tape. Today's universities are centers of…

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4 Tips For Better Student Engagement

4 Tips for Better Student Engagement

  • January 8, 2015

It’s hard to watch students you care about miss deadlines, lose out on financial aid opportunities or leave FAFSA applications incomplete. This behavior sets them up for later hardships such as an incomplete education or defaulted loans. As you know,…

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