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  • Deciphering Award Letters – As award letters start to stream in from the colleges you hope to attend, you may notice they are all different. Watch this video to learn about the common components of award letters and how you should compare them.
  • Federal Vs. Private Student Loans – Generally, there are two types of student loans: federal student loans and private student loans.
  • Your Starting Point: The FAFSA – It's a mouthful, but important. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form required by U.S. colleges and universities to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid. It is available as an online form, an app, and in hard copy.