Financial Aid
Financial Aid refers to any program that helps in  college funding and costs associated with being a student. This includes tuition, scholarships, living expenses, textbook costs and more. Aid can come from any number of sources including: state, local and federal government, professional organizations and many others.

About Financial AidAbout Financial Aid
Find out eligibility, document requirements and process for getting financial aid. Details include: categories of grants and scholarships; financial aid options; tips on reducing cost of college and more.

Calculate EFCCalculate EFC
Learn all about expected family contribution or EFC and estimate the cost to attend college.

Financial Aid Road MapFinancial Aid Road Map
View our comprehensive guide to financing and paying for college. Details include: CSS, EFC, FAFSA, Financial Aid Award/ Package, Target Colleges, Tips for Private Aid, Student Aid Report and more.

Finance YourselfFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Find out all about completing the FAFSA for getting federal aid for college or graduate school. Tap into our exclusive FAFSA FAQ section to get details on how, when to obtain, submit the FAFSA and more.

Sources Of Financial AidSources of Financial Aid
Learn about the various options and types of financial aid available. Get details on financial aid (including Pell Grant, federal student loans, scholarships and federal work-study).

Financial Aid FAQFinancial Aid FAQs
Obtain detail financial aid answers and information in our frequency asked question section.

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2012's Top Ten ROI Colleges
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Payscale.com has recently published it's annual 2012 ranking of 850 colleges based on what students' pay to attend college versus what they get back in lifetime earnings.

Parents Pay Less For College Education in 2012
Survey Reveals: Students Shoulder Higher Responsibilities.
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A recent national survey reveals that American families are saving and spending less on college education as compared to two years ago. But students are stepping-up and funding a higher share of college costs.

Scholarships for International Students
List of Sources for Funding College Education in the U.S.
Upasana Gupta - April 3, 2013

Here is a list of few excellent resources that can help international students in receiving financial assistance to go to college within the United States.

Financial Aid: 5 Common Myths
Get First-Hand Tips from a Financial Aid Officer.
Upasana Gupta - October 29, 2013

It takes a lot of work to cover all the bases of financial aid. But putting in the effort and avoiding common myths can save students and parents' a heap of college tuition money up front.

5 Do's for Filing the FAFSA Application
Get Specific Advice on: Family Size, Assets, FAFSA Resources
Upasana Gupta - November 21, 2013

First-time families often get intimidated by the depth of financial and other information required in the FAFSA form. But here are five tips offered by financial aid officers to help ease the process for first-time students' and parents.