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    you are obliged to think about what is in store for your future. In the American grade school system you are advised rather by your parents or mentors to start thinking about college, years before high school graduation. In American culture we are taught at a young age to optimistically share our dreams of what we want to be when we grow up. It is a conventional perception that any child can be what they they want to be if they put their mind to it. After admission to college, I was inconveniently not taught about the financial aspects about paying for college. There was no class offered that taught how to fill out the FAFSA form, privatized loans vs federal loans, or any financial aid qualifications.…

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    Financial Aid Fault

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    are not eligible for federal student aid. This system may be effective to eliminate several individuals who may be recognized immediately as ineligible; notwithstanding, as we peer deeper into the process, we observe that in these areas it becomes more common for some individuals to slip past. Thousands of students have found cheat tactics to sneak through the various different scans that the government’s student financial aid organizations, such as FAFSA, provide. I, personally, have been…

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    increase in grants and scholarships have been implemented but as these are still not enough. Middle class parents are having a hard time paying for their child’s education. The rate in which the cost of attendance is increasing exceeds the amounts increased in financial aid sector by a huge margin. Families that fall in the average income zone have a hard time to keep up with the increasing cost of university. “Too poor for college, too rich for financial aid” (Farrington) , a problem that…

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    Financial aid at college has become such a big problem that many students are not attending college because they do not have the funds to go. Jillian Berman is the author of “Even students with financial aid struggle to make it through college.” In her article she talks about how low-income students struggle to pay for college even when they have financial aid (that is giving by the government based on their FAFSA application). Berman also makes it clear that many students need extra financial…

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    When I was a young girl, I played with Polly Pockets. I was completely enamored with all of the possibilities of fashion for my toys. This hobby of playing dressup with my Polly Pockets turned into a hobby which quickly turned into college hunting. The college that has grabbed my attention the most is the Fashion Institute of Technology. The Fashion Institute of Technology is a college of art, business, design, mass communication and technology within the Fashion Industry. It is an urban campus…

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    As stated by Bettinger, Long, Oreopoulos, Sanbonmatsu, (2009), “…little research has been done to determine whether such reforms would truly improve college access in what form “simplification” should take place” (p.iii). The problem is rather or not simplification of the FAFSA application would increase access to college. Simplification comes from a few possible ideas. First, simplifying the application itself. Second, simplifying the process, such as providing assistance in filling out the…

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    FAFSA Reflective Report

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    When I reflect back on my capstone project and the past two years I have started working on, since I moved to Savanna High School. I could say that I'm very proud of the outcome. For me the capstone project started the moment I moved to Savanna High School last year, second semester but at that time I didn’t fully understand it and I was working on few reflections for each class and that was it. But since the beginning of this year, our English class was very focused on the capstone project as a…

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    FAFSA Allocations Name Institution FAFSA Allocations Given the critical function higher education has in both the public and individual economic success, the government should consider giving FAFSA priority to younger students. This will go a long way to ensuring that the younger students who are likely to be out of school are retained in school. Younger students are disadvantaged in many ways, which makes their education challenges before they reach the senior years (Abel & Deitz, 2014).…

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    Essay On Financial Aid

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    “Financial aid has an impact on college students” Students trying to apply for financial aid may find themselves aggravated when filling out the financial aid papers. When applying for any collage a student must also fill out a FAFSA. Many find the process very difficult, and discouraging. FAFSA is a program that comprises all the financial information to see if the student can qualify for grants or financial aid. The information that is required is very lengthy and detailed, of both the…

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    Good afternoon. My name is Wil Casaine, and I am Executive Director of Financial Aid, Tutoring and The Center for Student Success at The College of New Jersey. I also serve as President Elect during this academic year for the New Jersey Association of Student Financial Aid Professionals, NJASFAA. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to speak with you today. During my portion of testimony, I would like to discuss the idea of simplification, and specifically address a current process that…

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