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There are several steps in the financial aid application process. This collection of articles will explain everything from applications to checking your loan status.

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How Financial Aid Appeal Letters Work

There are many reasons to have your request for financial aid declined. But you can appeal the school's decision. What can you say in your letter to convince administrators to reconsider your case?


10 Tips for Repaying Student Loans

 10 Tips for Repaying Student Loans

College truly is an investment -- of time, energy and (you guessed it) money. Learn some tips for repaying student loans at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Can you receive financial aid with two working parents?

Can you receive financial aid with two working parents? Learn whether you can receive financial aid with two working parents. See more »

How Financial Aid Applications Work

 How Financial Aid Applications Work

Financial aid applications are one of the first steps in the college financial aid process. Learn about financial aid applications. See more »

How do SAT scores affect financial aid?

 How do SAT scores affect financial aid?

SAT scores affect financial aid in certain instances. Find out how SAT scores affect financial aid in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How FAFSA Follow-up Works

 How FAFSA Follow-up Works

FAFSA follow-up is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about FAFSA follow-up. See more »

How the FAFSA Works

 How the FAFSA Works

The FAFSA is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about the different aspects of the FAFSA. See more »

How Financial Aid Appeal Letters Work

 How Financial Aid Appeal Letters Work

Financial aid appeal letters are explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about financial aid appeal letters. See more »

How Qualifying For Financial Aid Works

 How Qualifying For Financial Aid Works

Qualifying for financial aid is explained in this article from HowStuffWorks. Learn about qualifying for financial aid. See more »

How Financial Aid Application Deadlines Work

 How Financial Aid Application Deadlines Work

Meet financial aid application deadlines to get help with paying for college. Learn how financial aid application deadlines work at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Financial Aid History Works

 How Financial Aid History Works

Your financial aid history encapsulates all of the outside aid you've ever received for school. Learn about how financial aid history works. See more »