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Complete Counseling

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Financial Awareness Counseling

What is Financial Awareness Counseling?

Financial Awareness Counseling provides tools and information to help you understand your financial aid and assist you in managing your finances.

Complete Financial Awareness Counseling

Who should complete this?

    Anyone who is currently paying for or planning to pay for higher education.

How long will it take?

The entire counseling process must be completed in a single session. Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes.