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Changes to the financial aid formula could affect how much you pay for college

Some families applying for college financial aid this year may get less help than in the past, thanks to a little-known change to the underlying formula. Families who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the upcoming academic year will see the Asset Protection Benefit drop to $0, ending a years-long trend …

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The annual cost of attending a four-year private institution in the United States reached $51,690 last year, more than double what it was less than two decades ago.

When does the FAFSA close? What you need to know about applying for financial aid

College applications are coming due, but remember how you plan to pay for your education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can help you find grants and loans. Be sure to fill it out and submit it for the best chance of getting the most money. Most college applications come due, but …

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