Articles & Advice


Pay for college by filing the FAFSA and other financial aid forms, searching for scholarships, borrowing student loans and working part-time. Consider the net price.

Featured Articles

Social Security Numbers on the FAFSA

By Mark Kantrowitz. February 23, 2017

Social Security Numbers are prone to error, especially if a student does not have a copy of his or her Social Security card when they complete the FAFSA.

College Savings Plans and Financial Aid

By Mark Kantrowitz. February 24, 2017

Qualified education benefits are treated the same from a financial aid perspective on the FAFSA.

Article Categories

Can I get Into...

We Know Your Chances. Do You?

What Are My Chances