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What to Ask When Your child Moves Home

Facing heavy college debt burdens and an unpredictable job market, many young adults today are returning home to live with their parents. In fact, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, more than 32 percent of young adults lived with their parents in 2014—more than lived alone or with a spouse or partner. 

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Fact vs. Fiction: College Savings and Financial Aid

Fiction

College savings prevent students from qualifying for financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Who Is Financial Aid for?

Fiction

Financial aid is only for very smart or poor students.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Who Decides Financial Aid Awards?

Fiction

The government decides who receives financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: When Is It Too Late to Apply for Financial Aid?

Fiction

Once the school year starts, it’s too late to apply for financial aid.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Disclosing Applications for Financial Aid

Fiction

Students shouldn't indicate that they are applying for aid on the admission application.

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Keep Calm and Apply On

New FAFSA filing start date for College applicants

Despite any pressure from Colleges and Admissions counselors, families should remain calm about filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It isn't vital to file on October 1st.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Financial Aid Award Acceptance

Fiction

When students receive financial aid, the entire award package must be accepted.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Private Colleges Are Out of Reach

Fiction

Private colleges are out of reach for my family.

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Fact vs. Fiction: Student Loan Deferment and Forbearance

Fiction

Any recent college graduate can defer or forebear his or her student loans.

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