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Matthew Carpenter is the founder of College Funding Services (CFS), creator of the free financial aid resource site, "ineedfinancialaid.com". For the past decade, CFS has helped tens of thousands of families find the best possible college for their students and demonstrated how to attend college for the least amount of money. Visit their website to learn more.

Posted June 24, 2021, 1:38 p.m. by Matthew Carpenter | View Comments
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With Fall just around the corner, incoming high school seniors are beginning their preparations for the college application process. Students will soon begin to narrow down their list of top schools to apply to, take note of college application due dates, and start completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile). College financial concerns and budgeting are one of the biggest hurdles they will face. Ahead of pressing the send button on a school application, here are four common financial mistakes college-bound students and families make that you should avoid: Mistake ...