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Trends in College Costs

With the economy mostly recovered from the recession that began in 2008, things should be looking up for public education funding, right? That’s what I thought, so when I read about the University of Oregon’s proposed 4.8% tuition hike for next year, I thought this deserved some research. Fortunately, Young Invincibles’ Student Impact Project,

Where does financial aid come from?

I know, I’ve been harping on the FAFSA lately. (Did you fill it out yet? If not, go here to do so.) For those who still have some time before applying to schools, let’s switch gears and talk about where aid comes from. Refresher: Three primary sources of aid: federal government, state governments, and institutions.

Reviewing your SAR

Shortly after you complete your FAFSA, your Student Aid Report, or SAR, becomes available. The SAR is not an aid offer; it is a summary of your FAFSA and includes your EFC as calculated based on the information you entered. When you receive your SAR, it’s important to

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