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The Dreaded FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


The federal government is another major source of financial aid.  I was clueless about the FAFSA.  I too assumed that my husband and I made too much money and would not get much from the government.  It wasn’t until I spoke with a financial aid counselor at the University of Illinois that I became aware of the fact that since we were guardians of the boys we would not have to submit our income because they were considered “wards of the court”.   David was 8 and Mike was 3 when we became their guardians. Continue reading

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