Thursday, 10 December 2015

Useful Resources For Student Aid

Eligibility Criterion For Student Financial Aid - Different types of aid (private scholarships, state grants, etc.) have different rules, called eligibility criteria, to determine who gets the aid. Here are the eligibility criteria for the federal student aid programs 

Estimate Your Financial Aid - FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.  Find for about it here

How Do I Apply For A Federal Student Loan - These forms may be filed at Receive a financial aid award letter by mail or email. This letter will summarize the financial aid available to the student, including the Federal Stafford loan. Contact your financial aid office to accept the financial aid and student loans. Details here

What Is A Parent Plus Loan - PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate or professional degree students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay education expenses. The U.S. Department of Education makes Direct PLUS Loans to eligible borrowers through schools participating in the Direct Loan Program. Find more

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid is a way to help students pay their expenses like tuition fee and other expenses. There are different methods to help students for ex - student grants, scholarships, work study programs, tuition programs.
Eligibility of an student for any kind of aid depends on the conditions on which they have applied as well as their score.
Grants are called "gift aid" because this is the money that is given to a student free of cost without having the need for the student to repay it. More about grants can be found here
Scholarships are also often known as "gift aids" because they are free and students don't need to repay them. The only difference between a grant and scholarship is that grants are given based on the needs of a student, specially financial needs while scholarships are offered based on the clearing certain scholarship tests or high school scores. Find out more
Work Study Programs - These are designed specially for the students who are in need of funds and willing to work part time. These programs help students earn money they need in order to pay their expenses. Check out this video for more

Student Loans - Student loans also serve the same purpose of helping students to pay their tution fee and other expenses but here student needs to repay the amount with an interest rate that applies to the given amount. Find more here

Friday, 20 November 2015

College Essay Tips

What makes an extraordinary college application essay?

An extraordinary essay is a tall order, but it can be done - and not necessarily by students who've done extraordinary things. 

Here's the short list.
1.  Make it acutely, achingly personal.  You're unlikely to say something we haven't already heard about socialism.  You are more likely to have unique perspectives on the treatment of LGBT students in small town America.
2. Aim for genuine emotional originality.  You know those times when you look at the world and wonder how it's possible that people see things so differently than you do?  And that one time you tried to explain yourself to your best friend and he looked ..... continue reading

How important is a college application essay for acceptance in the US? 

There are two parts to the admissions decision.
First and foremost is:  Can this applicant handle the work load, and graduate in four years? continue reading