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All about the Benjamins.

Everything you’ll be handling during this period is related to paying for school. With the submission date for the FAFSA coming up and tax season right behind that, it seems the whole world is monetarily focused – and you should be too. Can’t get to everything? Make sure to at least hit the first few.


    Submit your FAFSA.

    Starting in December, you can finally pick up that crucial document you’ve heard so much about: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Copies will be at your high school counseling office or your local library. Start working on it, but DO NOT submit it before January 1. After that date, you’re good to get that crucial document to the processor as soon as possible. Keep a copy for your own records.

    FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid


    Chase your grades.


    If you wanted your mid-year transcripts sent to the schools to which you applied, check and make sure this was done. Pay a visit to your school’s guidance office.


    Keep chasing the cash.


    There are always more sources of outside funding and scholarships. Sniff them out like a bloodhound, and find out if you’re eligible.


    Don’t forget that Advanced Placement.


    Okay, spring semester is your last chance to take those Advanced Placement (AP) or College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. Make sure you sign up. You may have heard that these can save some tuition money in addition to helping you get into the college you want, and believe us: you heard right.


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