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Learn about IRS requirements for filing as Head of Household and how to avoid common errors that can affect a student’s college financial aid.

When you file the FAFSA you will either file as a dependent or independent student. Here's how to figure out your dependency status when it comes to filing the FAFSA.

Expected family contribution is an index that determines how much financial aid you are eligible for. It’s important to understand what it is and how it effects how much you need to pay for college.

Some wealthy parents ask whether it is worthwhile to apply for financial aid if they earn a high income. Every student should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year, even if he or she did not receive any other types of aid during the previous year.

There are several deadlines that may be applicable to FAFSA filers in order to get the most possible aid. These deadlines include, federal, state, and school deadlines. The most important deadline is the one with the earliest date.

FAFSA questions answered! Quick simple answers to the most common questions asked about the FAFSA.

Federal School Codes are six-character alphanumeric codes that uniquely identify colleges and universities, you can look up the school code by just completing an electronic version on the FAFSA.

Understand how and when to file the FAFSA, and get answers to the most common questions students and parents encounter when applying for federal financial aid.

If you did not receive enough financial aid, you can file an appeal. An appeal allows you to request an increase in financial aid. To file an appeal, you will first need to contact the financial aid office for your school.

Wondering if you are eligible for financial aid, if filling out the FAFSA will be helpful or not? We explain eligibility requirements for receiving financial aid.

Understanding how assets are assessed when filling out the FAFSA and minimizing their impact.

If the FAFSA determines you are a dependent undergraduate student, you will need to provide one or both of your parent(s)’ information on the FAFSA.

The most important financial question you’ll be asked on the FAFSA: What is your income? Learn how income affects your eligibility for financial aid — and how to potentially lower the impact.

When filing the FAFSA you will need to provide certain financial information, including income and tax information. Dependent students will also need to provide financial information for one or both parents depending on household status.

Financial aid is money in the form of loans, scholarships, and grants that can help you pay for college. The most important action you can take when applying for financial aid is to file the FAFSA.