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Applying for Financial Aid

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 does GPA affect financial aid?

With college tuition soaring toward the quarter-million-dollar mark, competition for financial aid is fierce. How much will grades affect your chances obtaining merit-based and need-based aid?


10 Tips for Repaying Student Loans

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »