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Saint Louis University Suspends Financial Aid Deadlines, Debuts Financial Aid Estimator

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Saint Louis University (SLU) is launching an institutional aid application that mirrors the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA , so families can receive financial aid awards by the end of February. SLU is taking additional steps to ensure students and families receive timely financial aid awards: 1.)

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Vanderbilt University Expands Popular Financial Aid Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Vanderbilt University is expanding its nationally recognized no-loan financial aid program, known as Opportunity Vanderbilt. We want everyone who has what it takes to get into Vanderbilt to be able to enroll, regardless of their financial background.

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Report: State Financial Aid Programs Show Varying Levels of Accessibility and Equity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

State financial aid programs across the country have varying levels of accessibility for students and plenty of room to improve, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. State financial aid programs can help alleviate these burdens, but such programs in the current day are lacking, according to the report.

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Potential Processing Delays for Financial Aid Due to Calculation Error

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Education Department (ED) said it has discovered a calculation error in student financial aid applications sent to colleges this month and will need to reprocess them, potentially continuing delays for college applications.

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Does Applying for Financial Aid Hurt My College Admissions Chances?

Great College Advice

When it comes to college-bound students’ impressions of the relationship between financial aid and admissions, anxiety seems to rule the day. Many of my students and families worry that if they check the box on the college application indicating that they will be applying for financial aid that they won’t get in.

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Merit-Based Financial Aid Explained

Great College Advice

While I was there, I took a few moments to explain how merit based financial aid works. If you’re interested, I also explained need-based financial aid in this post. I’m here right now on the campus of Dickinson College, which is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and I want to talk a little bit about financial aid.

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‘The Last Straw’ for Weary Financial Aid Officers

Confessions of a Community College Dean

‘The Last Straw’ for Weary Financial Aid Officers Liam Knox Fri, 05/31/2024 - 03:00 AM Financial aid offices have been overworked and understaffed since the pandemic. Now the FAFSA fiasco has put some in crisis mode. Byline(s) Liam Knox