Your December break is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming school term and the financial aid application season. These checklists will help you get ready:
#1 - Documents to collect
#2 - Online tasks to complete
#3 - Funding options to investigate
Taking care of these steps now will save you a lot of stress over the next few months!
This month we received quite a few questions about the upcoming FAFSA season. Here are the two most common:
Questions: When will the 2014-2015 FAFSA be available? What is the deadline to submit the FAFSA?
In the October edition of Financial Aid News, we provided some helpful information about the Affordable Care Act and how it specifically impacts college students. Since then, the federal government has extended the deadlines to apply and pay for health insurance through the healthcare exchanges.
New deadlines for coverage that starts on January 1, 2014:
Submit your application by December 23, 2013
Make your first insurance payment by December 31, 2013
The end of the year is almost here, and that means another tuition bill. It can be tough to manage your college finances, especially if your first term expenses were higher than you expected. If you have exhausted your federal aid funds, you might want to consider a non-federal loan to fill the gap.
This monthly section of the Financial Aid Newsletter features an intriguing list of seven scholarships that share a common characteristic. We hope this section will make you smile and inspire you to apply for more scholarships.
Seven Winter Sports Scholarships
This month we are highlighting the 12 Days of Scholarships from the ScholarshipPoints program. We’re a few days into the competition, but you still have time to enter many of the drawings. Simply log in to your account and spend your points on these drawings before midnight Pacific each night:
Watch for our notification emails to see if you are a winner!
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