FAFSA: Is it an Asset?

What is and isn’t an asset on the FAFSA? Here’s a quick “is it or isn’t it?” for you: The balance in your checking and savings account: YES it’s an asset! The balance in your taxable investment account: YES it’s an asset! You can subtract any debt for which this is collateral, such as a pledged asset line or margin…

Financial Aid Basics

There’s a ton of talk about the FAFSA right now, which on the one hand makes sense because it will be available next week. (Yes, all evidence to the contrary, time does continue marching forward with the result that Oct. 1 arrives next week.) But all the hoopla around the FAFSA tends to obscure the fact that the FAFSA itself…