FAME Quick Tips


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One-page fact sheets that provide useful tips and information related to financial aid and money management. Each fact sheet is created as a PDF for easy printing and distribution.


Steps to Financial Aid


Student Loan Terms

Federal Stafford Loan Limit Chart

Financial Aid Terms

Beware Scholarship Scams

Beware Credit Cards

Beware Private Loans

Comparing College Costs & Financial Aid Awards

School Requirements Tracking Sheet

Translated Resources

Spending Plan Worksheet



FAME's 5 on the 5th

Emailed on the 5th of each month to anyone who has signed up to receive education news updates from FAME.



April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015



December 2014 - Five Reasons That People Don't Save for College... But Should!

November 2014 - Five Reasons Assets and Savings May Not Significantly Impact Financial Aid Eligibility

October 2014 - Five College Planning Tips

September 2014 - Five Scholarships for Younger Students

August 2014 - Five Tips for a Smooth Transition to College

July 2014 - Five Ways to Save on Textbooks

June 2014 - Five FREE Web Tools to Help You Manage Your Money

May 2014 - Five Ways to Pay the Bill

April 2014 - Five Tips and Tools To Help You Manage Your Money

March 2014 - 5 Post FAFSA Steps: You've Filed - Now What? 

February 2014 - It's Tax Season - 5 Timely Tips for College Students and Graduates

January 2014 - Five Tips for Completing the FAFSA



December 2013 - Five Situations When a High School Senior Can Be Considered Independent When Filing the FAFSA

November 2013 - Five Steps to College Budgeting

October 2013 - Planning Tips for the Next Year's College Freshmen

September 2013 - Top 5 Scholarship Tips for Success

August 2013 - 5 Steps to Successful Student Loan Repayment

July 2013 - 5 Tips for Saving Cash on College Textbooks

June 2013 - Five Ways to Build Savings This Summer

May 2013 - Five Ways to Pay the Bill

April 2013 - Top Five Money Management Tips

March 2013 - Five Financial Savvy Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

February 2013 - Five Tips for FAFSA Completion

January 2013 - Five Ways to Get Help With Your FAFSA



December 2012 - Five FAFSA Myths

November 2012 - Top Five Scholarship Gimmicks

October 2012 - Five FAME Programs You May Not Know About

September 2012 - Five Steps to College Budgeting

August 2012 - Five Ways to Affordably Furnish Your Apartment or Dorm Room

July 2012 - Five Ways to Pay Your College Bill (After Financial Aid)

June 2012 - 5 Questions to Ask on a College Visit

May 2012 - 5 Tips for Interview Success

April 2012 - Top 5 Money Management Tips

March 2012 - What Happens After You File the FAFSA?

February 2012 - Comparing Colleges - Finding the Right Fit for You

January 2012 - 5 Tips to Avoid Errors on the FAFSA