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College & Career Issues: Financial Aid Gaps

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Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
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Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: Ex-ITT Students want to join suit to get debt cancelled
Source: USA Today
Author: Fatima Hussein
Date Published: January 10, 2017
Guiding Question: How do loans and a bankrupt institute affect the students who attended?
Grade Level: 11.5

Article Name: FAFSA Application Tips for Students with Undocumented Parents 
Source: USA Today
Author: Nerd Wallet
Date Published: December 18, 2014
Guiding Question: What problems can occur from having undocumented parents and what are some ways to work around those issues?
Grade Level: 11.9

Article Name: Making the financial aid process easier
Source: USA Today
Author: N/A
Date Published: August 5, 2016
Guiding Question: How can students successfully begin the financial aid process?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: How to best apply for financial aid
Source: USA Today
Author: Shelby Le Duc
Date Published: September 13, 2015
Guiding Question: Why should students always apply for financial aid?
Grade Level: 12.9

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Article Name: How Does a Gap Year Affect Financial Aid?
Source: Capstone College Partners 
Author: Joe Messinger
Date Published: July 18, 2017
Guiding Question: Can choosing to take a gap year decrease financial aid options for students?
Grade Level: 10.8

Article Name: Financial Aid Not Enough? Ideas on How to Fill the Gap
Source: Department of Education
Author: Justin Chase Brown
Date Published: August, 2014
Guiding Question: What are other solutions to getting money for college?
Grade Level: 10.4

Article Name: The Financial Literacy Gap Costs College Graduates Thousands
Source: Forbes
Author: Robert Farrington
Date Published: July 16, 2014
Guiding Question: How the lack of financial literacy hurts students?
Grade Level: 8.5

Article Name: Filling the Financial Aid Gap
Source: eCampus Tours
Author: eCampus Tours Staff
Date Published: November 3, 2005; updated February 17, 2014
Guiding Question: What steps should students take after determining their financial need?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: How to Reduce College Expenses
Source: SchoolGrantsfor
Author: SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team
Date Published: January 9, 2012
Guiding Question: How can students plan their finances to make affording college more accessible?
Grade Level: 7.3

Article Name: Financial Gap
Source: SchoolGrantsfor
Author: SchoolGrantsfor Editorial Team
Date Published: July 21, 2011
Guiding Question: How can students cover needs unmet by financial aid?
Grade Level: 10.3

Article Name: Bridging the Financial Aid Gap
Source: Nursing Degrees
Author: Nursing Degrees Staff
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What should be done when appealing your financial aid offer?
Grade Level: 9.5

Article Name: The Expected Family Contribution (EFC): FAQs
Source: The College Board
Author: The College Board Staff
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: What should students know about EFC?
Grade Level: 8.8

Article Name: 'Apple-esque': New Student-Aid App Earn Oohs and Ahhs
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Author: Andy Thompson 
Date Published: November 29, 2017
Guiding Question: How might the new financial aid app help close gaps in financial aid understanding?
Grade Level: 15.4

Article Name: How Much of a Boost Should Insititutions Give Low-Income Students?
Source: Education Week 
Author: Patti Zarling
Date Published: November 27, 2017
Guiding Question: What can colleges do to help students better understand where financial aid gaps might occur?
Grade Level: 13.4

Article Name: UM Launches New Financial Aid Effort at Columbia Campus 
Source: News Tribune 
Author: Bob Watson 
Date Published: August 27, 2017
Guiding Question: How is Mizzou trying to close the financial aid gap?
Grade Level: 13.5

Article Name: The FAFSA and Gaps in College Financial Aid
Source: Journalist's Ressource 
Author: Denise-Marie Ordway 
Date Published: June 23, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some reasons students skip the FAFSA?
Grade Level: 13.3