Applying for financial aid is an important step in the U.S. college application process. But what is the FAFSA and what is the CSS Profile? And, what about the changes to the new 2024-2025 FAFSA? Learn more in our primer on financial aid applications and find 10 Facts about the new simplified FAFSA form which is expected to be released at the end of December 2023.
Going overseas for an undergraduate degree is becoming increasingly popular. The reasons are many, but the recent stock market volatility and high inflation are making many families re-think the higher education plans for their children. Many countries in the EU provide an excellent education that is much more affordable and readily available not only to their own citizens, but to qualified foreign students as well. If you have dual citizenship, you often can save even more.
FAFSA opens its filing season for the 2022-23 school year on October 1st! The US Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. These can be grants, work-study, and also low cost student loans. However, many colleges use the FAFSA also to assess non-federal student aid, like institutional grants and sometimes also merit aid. Here are 5 things you need to know about the FAFSA.