Financial Aid workshop (hosted by Advance!)
Financial Aid Information Night
FAFSA Application http://fafsa.ed.gov/
Students To Do:
Work hard all the way to graduation—second-semester grades can affect scholarship eligibility.
Stay involved in after-school activities, and seek leadership roles if possible.
Oct. 1st release, complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), at fafsa.gov, along with any other financial aid applications your chosen school(s) may require. You should submit your FAFSA® by the earliest financial aid deadline of the schools to which you are applying, usually by early February. Refer to the FAFSA: Applying for Aid
After you submit the FAFSA, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks.
If you haven’t done so already, register for and take the standardized tests required for college admission.
Apply to the colleges you have chosen. Prepare your applications carefully. Follow the instructions, and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!
Complete any last scholarship applications.
Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll.
Review your college acceptances and compare the colleges’ financial aid offers.
Contact a school’s financial aid office if you have questions about the aid that school has offered you.
When you decide which school you want to attend, notify school of your commitment and submit any required financial deposit. Many schools require this notification and deposit by May 1.
Parents To Explore:
Read IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education to see how you might benefit from federal income tax credits for education expenses.
Understand the benefits of federal student loans.
Help your child learn about the responsibilities involved in accepting a student loan by reviewing “What should I consider when taking out federal student loans?” with him or her.
Look at communications from schools to which your child sent FAFSA information. If a school has offered you or your child Direct PLUS Loans, the Federal Student Loans: Basics for Students and Federal Student Loans: Direct PLUS Loan Basics for Parents booklets might be useful to you.
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