Applying for Student Aid Soon? These 6 Tips Can Help You Through the Process

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Heading off for college is a big opportunity, whether you're just graduating from high school or returning as an adult after spending a few years in the workforce. Of course, applying for financial aid is crucial these days, as the cost of school tuition steadily climbs year after year at both state and private colleges.

Student financial aid statistics show that 86% of all college students benefit from some form of financial aid. Statistics also show that over $2 billion in student grants is left on the table each year — and a piece of that can be yours. Navigating the process of applying for these student loans can be complicated even if it’s not your first time doing so. But these tips can help you through the process while keeping the stress to a minimum.