Welcome to the Financial Aid Finder's online FAFSA workshop. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is your key to the treasure chest of federal (and even some state) financial aid for college. If you want to qualify for federal student loans, federal grants (that's free money, people!) or federal work-study programs, you must fill out the FAFSA. … [Read more...] about FAFSA Workshop – Part 1: Essential Document Checklist
Welcome to part 4 of the Financial Aid Finder's five-part FAFSA Workshop. If you want to catch up on parts 1-3, follow these links: Essential FAFSA Documents FSA ID Today, I am focusing on FAFSA deadlines. You would think that with something like a deadline, this post would be pretty short. But the reality is, when it comes to the FAFSA, deadlines are anything but … [Read more...] about FAFSA Workshop – Part 4: Determining Your FAFSA Deadline
If you have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) you will soon receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in your email inbox. Take a few minutes to look at it. The Department of Ed will put Comment Codes on your SAR with a brief description of what you need to do. The colleges you listed on your FAFSA will also get these comment codes attached to the … [Read more...] about What Is The Student Aid Report (SAR)?
If you are already attending college or are about to start in the fall, you no doubt realize just how expensive getting a higher education really is. Even if you choose a more frugal option such as attending your local community college and living at home with mom and dad, there are all sorts of little expenses that really pile up. The average cost of text books is $1,000 per … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Find College Scholarships
Every year, the federal government spends more than $86 billion to help young people go to college. As the single largest provider of student aid in the world, the US federal government offers grants, fellowships, loans and work study programs. Your key to this massive treasure chest is the FAFSA, otherwise known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tips For Filing Your FAFSA