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How to File a FAFSA as an Independent Undergraduate Student

How to File a FAFSA as an Independent Undergraduate Student

As an undergrad you are still considered a dependant of your parents for the purposes of federal aid. That means that you need their financial information when you apply for federal aid, even if they aren’t helping you go to school. It might not be fair, but that’s the default assumption. However, there are a few exceptions which we discuss here.

Emergency Fund Calculator: How Much Cash Do You Need?

Wondering how much you need in your emergency fund? Calculate a rough estimate of how much to stash away for a rainy day using this simple formula.

Six Must-Follow Resume Tips

Whether you’re actively aiming for a new gig or just floating a few resumes here and there, following these critical resume tips can make the difference between landing your dream job and never even getting into an interview chair.

I'm Off For a Week

I just wanted to drop everybody a note to let you know that I’m leaving tomorrow for a week in Croatia and Bosnia, and won’t be posting for that time. I may be able to get up a couple of guest posts next week, but I can’t promise it…so my apologies in advance if it’s […]