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Understanding the Process

College Money Matters

Understanding the Process

The student financial aid process can be perplexing if you don’t know the steps. If you've taken out loans, be sure you know what's next as you prepare for life after college. What happens after graduation? What should you do before you leave school? How do you avoid defaulting on loans?  How do you identify a loan scam? We have all the answers for you. 

Anytime during this process, from completing the FAFSA to your very last repayment check, don’t feel like you are alone. There are many resources to assist you on the way including high school guidance counselors, your college's financial aid office, and your loan servicer. If you don't understand something, be sure to ask questions and take advantage of their expertise. 

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Check out the Federal Student Aid at a Glance for more information about the financial aid process.

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