FAFSA Help for Parents: De-Mystifying the FAFSA

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FAFSA Help for Parents: De-Mystifying the FAFSA

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Discover the basics of financial aid with this video. Gain the knowledge and confidence necessary for you to understand what goes into the financial aid package decisions of each college your student applies to. 

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Financial Aid Eligibility 

Before spending your time filling out the FAFSA, learn whether your student is eligible for federal aid.

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Filling Out the FAFSA Form

Learn what to expect when you fill out the FAFSA, like what forms you’ll need to have handy, how to create an FSA ID, where to find help, and helpful guidelines.

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After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Find out about next steps after submitting the FAFSA, like verifying that your form was successfully submitted, interpreting the numbers and acronyms you’ll see, and discovering how your information will be used to calculate your student's financial aid packages. Learn what's expected of your student after completing the FAFSA and how they can access any funds they are awarded. 

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Your Financial Path to Graduation

Understand your financial aid offer, plan to cover the remaining costs, estimate how much you’ll owe and if you can afford that debt, compare offers from different schools, and decide what to do next.

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