Completing the FAFSA

Creating an FSA ID It is strongly recommended that you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to sign loan contracts and to access certain information online. You can get your FSA ID as you fill out the...
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Keeping Track of Your Money

Checkbook? Account Register? Bank Statement? Balance My Account? What does all of this mean?  The 20-something’s of today have probably never heard of any of these terms, much less even used them. In today’s high-tech era, it’s most likely a dying practice. For those that may want to learn how we 40(+)-something’s keep track of our...
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Crusader Forever

If you’re a Mary Hardin-Baylor alumnus, join me on a trip down memory lane. Remember the fine education you received? Remember that one professor you admired and whom fueled your flame? Remember your involvement in campus activities and the camaraderie you shared with your fellow Crusaders? Remember how much you grew during that time? Those...
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Helping Those with Less Gain More

I enrolled in UMHB in January 1980 when I was 34 years old. I only needed two years to finish my college degree. I worked full time to support myself and took a full course load each semester. I didn’t have any time to participate. I worked, I studied and I attended classes – spring,...
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Top Questions about the FAFSA

What should I (the student) do if my family has unusual circumstances that aren’t mentioned in the application? If you or your family has unusual circumstances (such as loss of employment, loss of benefits, death, or divorce), complete the FAFSA to the extent that you can and submit it as instructed. Then talk to the...
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5 Things to Know When Completing the FAFSA

Every college student seeking financial aid (either scholarships or loans) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You and your parents will need a PIN. The first thing you will need to do is get a PIN for you and your parents. The PIN is your signature on the FAFSA and other...
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