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“Live like a college student now so you don't have to live like one later!” If you have not already filled out your own budget plan, you can follow the steps below:
If you have a negative number you need to either find more resources or cut back on your expenses.
Here is a list of budgeting tools that you are more than welcome to utilize.
Estimating how much student aid you will get can be tricky because many variables affect this number. Two factors (need and merit) are generally used to determine how much aid a student can get.
“Merit-based” aid is awarded to students based on a talent or something they have excelled in. These usually cover areas like music, academics, and other talent-based awards. “Need-based” aid is awarded to students who have lack resources to pay for college. Need-Based Programs through our school:
Financial Aid that is not need-based:
Need is figured through a formula which uses mostly a student's Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is subtracted from the COA and a student's need is the result. This amount determines the eligibility of a student to receive need-based aid.
This checklist will help you plan ahead and keep track of deadlines and when you turned in important documents.
|School 1||School 2||School 3|
|Name of School|
|Deadline for admission|
|Date admission application sent|
|School's deadline: FAFSA|
|Date FAFSA submitted|
|Date other financial aid forms sent|
|School's deadline: Scholarship applications|
|Date Scholarship Application submitted|
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Latter-day Saints have been counseled for many years to prepare for adversity by having a little money set aside. Doing so adds immeasurably to security and well-being. Every family has a responsibility to provide for its own needs to the extent possible. We encourage you wherever you may live in the world to prepare for adversity by looking to the condition of your finances. We urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt. Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from this bondage. Save a little money regularly to gradually build a financial reserve. If you have paid your debts and have a financial reserve, even though it be small, you and your family will feel more secure and enjoy greater peace in your hearts. May the Lord bless you in your family financial efforts.The First Presidency
From "All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances," All Is Safely Gathered In: Family Finances, (2007)
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