Posted October 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM | Updated October 14, 2018 at 01:02 PM getty istockax169_15c6_9.jpg The CSS Profile can help provide funding for college. (pixabay.com) It’s the season for would-be college students and their families try to figure out how to pay tuition bills. On Oct. 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, went live. The FAFSA is essential for any student who wants to qualify for federal student aid. But there’s another financial aid form that’s just as important: The CSS Profile. This form also went live on Oct. 1. It’s more involved and invasive than the FAFSA, but it’s worth the time and effort because it could get you a huge chunk of college aid. Here’s what you need to know. 2-CSSProfile screen shot.png The CSS Profile will make students eligible for institutional aid from nearly 400 colleges. (Karin Price Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) What is the CSS … [Read more...] about Looking for more college financial aid? Here’s a guide to the CSS Profile
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Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was thrilled. In 2008, at age 27, she’d earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota. She’d accrued just under $70,000 in debt, though she wasn’t too worried—that’s what it took to invest in her future. But graduating at the height of the recession, she found that the kind of decent-paying public-sector job she’d anticipated pursuing was suddenly closed off by budget and hiring freezes. She landed a gig at a nonprofit in Washington, DC, earning a $46,000 salary. Still, she was happy to live on that amount if it was the cost of doing the work she believed in. At the time, she paid about $350 each month to stay in a decrepit house with several roommates, more than $100 for utilities, and $60 for her cellphone bill. On top of that, her loan bill averaged … [Read more...] about The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases Main More high school students taking on candidates this week for another Decision 2018 Debate. Posted: May 14, 2018 3:01 PM Monday, May 14, 2018 3:01 PM EDTUpdated: Monday, May 14, 2018 1:01 AM EDTBy Carmen [email protected] Over at the home of the geckos... NEWS HEADLINESMore>>UOG audit results detailedUOG audit results detailedAn audit for the University of Guam commended the institution for qualifying as a low-risk auditee for the third consecutive year. UOG ended the fiscal year with a $3.4 million decrease in net loss. This decrease in revenue is attributed to a 1% total revenue decrease from $90.4 million to $89 million. The audit notes that despite … [Read more...] about More high school students taking on candidates this week for another Decision 2018 Debate.
Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was held up longer than any other state’s by a series of disagreements over the best way to measure student achievement, including how to count students who opt out of state assessments. In most of those disagreements, the federal view prevailed, leaving Colorado with two divergent accountability systems, one state and one federal. “We wanted to stick to our Colorado principles,” said Pat Chapman, executive director of the federal programs unit in the Colorado Department of Education. Colorado wanted to use its state accountability system developed in 2009 to meet federal requirements, but ultimately the two were not entirely compatible. The state accountability system is more likely to identify schools that are not serving a large share of their students, while the federal system flags schools that … [Read more...] about Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do
VA nominee quits; another Trump favorite faces congressional questions One favorite of President Donald Trump withdrew Thursday as the nominee to head the VA, while another favorite faces congressional grilling over his security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who became Trump's surprise pick to head the Veterans Administration, said Thrusday morning he would not seek the job and called the allegations against him "false and fabricated."The claims showed a pattern of recklessly prescribing drugs along with drunken behavior that includes crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out such a large supply of a prescription opioid that staffers thought the drugs were missing.Those are the accusations compiled by Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination as VA secretary. The summary was based on conversations with 23 of Jackson's current and former colleagues at the White House Medical … [Read more...] about Your daily 6: ‘Candy-man’ quits as VA nominee, fed-up teachers walk out and comedian credits wife in killer’s arrest