College Finanical Aid Guide

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This 1-Page guide summarizes the college financial aid process. Almost all colleges use this process to determine the types and amounts of financial aid to award you upon acceptance.

The sheet summarizes the process and lists all availabe aid options for college.

Use this guide for quick reference in your financial aid search.

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Student Aid Map

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Student Aid Map

This 1-Page map walks you through the financial aid options available for financing college.

The map list reference links to our comprehensive financial aid module for information and aid charts.

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Financial Aid Booklet

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Student Financial Aid Checklist

The financial aid booklet details the financial aid process and student financial aid options with reference links to our aid center.

Key topics include financial aid submission requirements and review of aid options such as scholarships, grants, student loans, state aid and other aid sources.

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Student Aid Tracking Wkst

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Keep track of your financial aid sources with the handy pc-based excel worksheet. You can easily navigate the worksheet to different aid options you use to finance college:

Budgeting Worksheet
  • scholarships and grants
  • federal Stafford and PLUS loans
  • private student and home equity loans
  • other financial aid options

You can enter the name of the institution that supplied the aid with aid amounts, address information, etc.

This information will be available the following semester or year when you need to seek additional aid.

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Student Aid Tally Sheet

There are two sheets with this download:

Student Aid Tally Sheet
  • Financial Aid Tally Sheet:
    tally up the award amounts you earn from scholarships, grants, federal student loans, private student loans and other aid sources.
  • Financial Needs Assessment:
    run the costs of financial awards against the estimated cost of education. Do a needs assessment to determine what additional funds you may need.

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Establishing a College Budget

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Reduce College Costs

Instruction sheet on how to setup a college budget using the budgeting worksheet above. Illustrates how the college budgeting worksheet works.

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You can download the college budget in a 1-page trifold:
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(print front and back side to fold into tri-fold pamphlet)

 

College Budgeting Worksheet

Parents should sit down with the college-bound children and develop a budgeting spending plan for the upcoming academic year. The budget will help students understand the concepts of money and ways to reduce unnecessary expenses.

Budgeting Worksheet

The college budgeting worksheet looks at financial aid options, the estimated costs of education, and then runs a cash position so that you know when your student may run out of money.

The worksheet also provides space for listing aid sources that can be used for following years when funds are needed for education.

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Spending Sheets

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Keep track of our daily college spending expenses for the following categories:

Scholarship Tally Sheet
  • tuition and fees
  • books and supplies
  • housing
  • food
  • transportation
  • personal living
  • personal care
  • entertainment
  • miscellaneous

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Tips to Reduce Costs

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Reduce College Costs

Summary of 10 tips student can do to reduce their overall college costs. The form references links on our student aid site for more information.

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Loan Calculators

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Loan Calculators

Have this loan calculators handy anytime you want to calculate monthly payments, compare two or more loans, estimate your debt payoff options, understand your debt ratio, plus run amortization figures.

There are 12 nifty calculators all indexed on an excel spreadsheet that you can download FREE to your desk or laptop.

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