Financial Aid

Financial Aid for college can be a complex and confusing area. The College and Careers Center provides services to help students and parents navigate the arena of Financial Aid, and ensure that all students, whether they are planning to attend four-year or two-year colleges, have the information they need to apply for Financial Aid.

The following events are important for all Seniors and their parents:

This event will give vital information on funding college education. It will cover the available Financial Aid programs, including how tocomplete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.

Presentations will be given in English and Spanish.

Cash for College

An interactive workshop offering individual assistance on completing FAFSA forms line-by-line. Drop in at any time between 9 am to 2 pm for individual help. Spanish translation will be provided.

Financial Aid On-Line

The internet also provides a great deal of information on Financial Aid.

The following government websites will give you details on applying for and receiving financial aid for college:

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
This is the site to get information on the FAFSA, as well as complete an online application.

http://www.pin.ed.gov
Apply here for a FAFSA PIN, necessary to electronically sign the online FAFSA application.

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
Gives an overview of federal student aid programs.

A number of college exploration websites also offer sections on financial aid, and other forms of financial assistance. These include:

http://www.collegeboard.com/pay
Includes a College Financing Calculator and a Financial Aid Calendar, plus information on student loans and scholarships.

http://www.finaid.com
Detailed information on many types of financing, including financial aid, financial aid calculators, loans, savings accounts, scholarships and military aid.

http://www.petersons.com/finaid
Information on financial aid, student loans, college awards and scholarships.

http://www.collegeanswer.com/paying/content/pay_college_costs.jsp
Includes a School Affordability Analyzer, plus information on Education Savings Plans, student loans, and financial aid.

http://www.facebook.com/FundYourFuture?ref=ts
Looking at college options? Need to know what financial aid is available or how to apply? Learn all the ways to pay for college with Fund Your Future®.  Link your Facebook account to this link to get up to the minute information. 

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Kate Moody
College and Careers Center Technician
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