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Change to the Federal Application Process (FAFSA)

2012-2013 FAFSA Information

The 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form will be available for completion on 1/1/2012.  In order to be eligible for student loans for the 2012-2013 academic year, you must reapply or complete this form.  Before you can complete the FAFSA form however, you must complete your 2011 IRS taxes.  The FAFSA on the Web can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov .  Note:  The 2011-2012 form can be accessed until 6/30/11 on the website;

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Student Loan Default Facts and Repayment Tips for Struggling Borrowers

 

Default and Repayment Fact Sheet

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For Recent May 2011 Graduates

By now, you should have received repayment information and be getting ready to make your first payment on your Stafford student loan(s) – or making arrangements to postpone payments.  Remember:  You are responsible for making payments even though you may not have received any communication from the holder of your loan.  If you do not know who to make payments to, visit www.nslds.ed.gov to determine the holder of your loan.  You should then contact them (the contact information

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Take Advantage of Tax Benefits for Higher Education

It’s that time of the year again, when college students prepare for finals, and high school seniors make a few last edits on their college essays. But there’s another important lesson students shouldn’t overlook: learning how to best take advantage of higher education tax benefits available from Uncle Sam.

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