How to Apply for Student Financial Aid

Course Summary

The video and text lessons in this course will give you solid advice from experienced financial aid specialists on finding and applying for financial aid to meet your higher education costs. The chapter will help you prioritize and track the application process.
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4 chapters in How to Apply for Student Financial Aid

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Lesson 1 - Choosing a College: What's Important to You? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13551].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13551].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13839].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13839].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - The Pros and Cons of Attending Community College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13615].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13615].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - The Benefits of In-State Public Colleges Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - When is a Private College Worth the Tuition? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16122].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16122].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Find Private Colleges with Financial Aid Opportunities Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17263].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17263].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Find Colleges with Work Study and On-Campus Jobs Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17261].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17261].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 8 - Saving Time and Money with Credit By Exam Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13838].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13838].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 9 - Types of College-Level Transfer Credit Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16124].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16124].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Understanding Your Work-Study Options Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Applying for Scholarships at Your College Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13617].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13617].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Applying for Private Scholarships Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[13732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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