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It's Time for the FAFSA | CommunityAmerica

It’s Time for the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your starting point for paying for college. $120 billion is awarded each year through the FAFSA to students through grants, work-study programs, and low-interest loans.

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Why Does College Cost So Much?

On average, it costs an institution about $5,000 more per year to educate an undergraduate student than that student is paying in tuition.

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Going to College: Sticker Price vs. Net Price

For many families, the cost of college is right up there with the cost of purchasing a home. In my time working in college admissions offices, however, I’ve been shocked at how little families know about financing college.

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Helpful Tips to Find the Best College Scholarship

Helpful Tips to Find the Best College Scholarship

Our CommunityAmerica Credit Union Education & Career Planners share their most helpful tips for students applying for a college scholarship.

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 It's That Time of the Year — FAFSA Time!

It’s That Time of the Year — FAFSA Time!

We have three reasons why you should be excited for October 1, the date when the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens.

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How to Move Into Your College Residence Hall Like a Pro

How to Move Into Your College Residence Hall Like a Pro

Fortunately, many colleges have streamlined their policies to help families move as efficiently — and happily — as possible come fall. But much of your move-in success depends on how well prepared you are. Before the big day, follow these tips.

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Saving for College: The 6 Best Questions to Ask

Saving for College: The 6 Best Questions to Ask

Three things most people find overwhelming: agreeing on a date night restaurant, rush hour traffic, and saving for college. Especially that last one. No fear — we’re here to help!

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