Dameion Lovett

Dameion Lovett

Dameion Lovett is the Campus Director of Financial Aid at USF Tampa. He also directs the campus financial education program known as Bull2Bull. He has two decades of financial aid experience.

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Common Financial Aid Terms Defined

College education costs are a hot topic today. With the outstanding balance on student loans in the U.S. hitting $1.53 trillion and growing in the second quarter of 2018, that’s no surprise. In fact, those loans are a big barrier to building wealth. Many recent grads say they have even decided to put off milestones such as purchasing a home. To help you dodge any costly mistakes, we put together a list with the most common financial aid terms defined.

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

If you’re counting on financial aid to help with college costs, you already know you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine your eligibility. What you may not know is that common FAFSA mistakes can lead to some costly consequences, including processing delays and receiving less aid than you’re entitled to. Avoid these FAFSA mistakes by preparing in advance.

Grants and Scholarships 101

As college costs continue to rise, many families are left wondering how to pay for it all without acquiring a mountain of debt. Fortunately, there is help available in the form of grants and scholarships. Get the scoop on these key forms of financial aid and learn how to make them work for you.

Changes to Bright Futures Scholarships

Earlier this year, changes to Bright Futures Scholarships occurred when Senate Bill 4 (SB4) was signed in to law. This law ushered in a host of positive changes for Florida students, including an expanded Bright Futures scholarship program, assistance finding internships, and more. How will the SB4 law (also known as the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act) affect you? Here are just a few of the ways.


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