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In case you missed it!  We have the video of the presentation that was given at our Financial Aid Meeting that was held during Parent Teacher Conferences (10/17 & 10/18).



FAFSA:  Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA There are changes for the 2018-19 FAFSA.  Students and parents can start October 1, 2017 filling out the FAFSA using your tax return information from 2016.
Please use these links for questions you may have to fill out the FAFSA. 



9 Steps for Financial Aid




What is the FAFSA? 

The FAFSA is the application you will use to apply for the federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or career school. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Also, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state aid and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

ED awards more than $150 billion a year in federal student aid (grants, work-study finds, and low-interest loans). Learn more about at StudentAid.gov/types.


Why complete a FAFSA? 

If you don’t complete a FAFSA, you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid. Federal Student Aid uses the data on your FAFSA to calculate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the number that’s used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid and is an indicator of your family’s financial strength to pay for college or career school.

The EFC is not the amount of money that your family must provide. The EFC is an index that the college will use to determine how much financial aid (grants, loans, or work-study) you would receive if you were to attend that school.



Other Financial Assistance

This site will explain the many types of financial aid that is available for high school students.


This site will provide a step-by-step guide to getting student financial aid.



Other Resources

College Level Student Loan Debt Rankings By School By State



Senior Year and Junior Year Financial Aid Checklist



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