Financial Aid Tools

Content Information Downloadable Files
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financial aid checklist
summarizes the financial aid process with links to financial aid steps and aid products

reduce college costs
10 tips on how you can reduce college costs before and while attending school

budget college costs
complete guide on setting up a college budget with links to product information

manage student money
quick guide on how best to budget and manage your student spend

free money options
quick look at free money options and ideas for school

student income ideas
tips on how to raise spending income while attending school and during breaks

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student aid worksheet (excel file)
keep track of your financial aid for future need and reference

college budgeting wkst (excel file)
complete budgeting plan for all years while attending school

college cost comparison (excel file)
use this spreadsheet to compare costs and aid awards among colleges

student spending sheets (PDF file)
printable spending sheets for tracking your budgeted spend

College Support Financial Aid Charts
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about getting a computer for college
information to computer dealers. Includes information about periphals

computer software
recommended software and protection components for your computer

college moving guide
complete moving guide for college with a helpful checklist

(links open downloadable files)

aid chart for undergraduates
aid options for undergraduate students

aid chart for graduates
aid options for graduates and professionals

aid chart for parents
aid options for parents of students

aid chart for continuing-ed
aid options for continuing-ed students

Student Loan Information Calculators
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FAFSA information and links
quick links to submitting and revising the FAFSA form

stafford loan limits per academic year
maximum loan limits by status and academic year

stafford and PLUS loan current rates
current interest rates

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college saving calculator
how much you much save to pay for college

college cost calculator
add up the cost of college

amount to borrow calculation
estimate the amount you need to borrow for school

other financing calculators
other loan calculators


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