What is the difference between need-based and merit-based financial aid?

Question: What is the difference between need-based and merit-based financial aid? Submitted by: Jessica from Charleston, WV Answer: When it comes to paying for college, there are many types of financial aid programs available to help students and families cover the cost. Scholarship and grant program directors typically consider two factors in deciding who should receive the awards: merit and … Read More

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Make Cents WV - Financial Literacy

Thank you for visiting the site. We hope that this site will provide you with valuable information, resources, and materials on financial literacy. According to The Institute for College Access Success, 69% of WV college seniors are graduating According to The Institute for College Access Success, 69% of WV college seniors are graduating with student loan debt with an average … Read More