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Understanding Financial Aid

Paying for college is a major concern for most college-bound teens and families. Learn about your 3 main sources of financial aid: federal, university & private. In this guide, we'll cover loans, work-study, grants, scholarships, etc, along with the applications you'll need to fill out. Interested?

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