Helpful FAFSA and Financial Aid presentations:
FAFSA.gov Presentation US Department of Education
Financial Aid 101 NACAC
CSS Profile: Apply for institutional aid at over 400 colleges & Universities (not every school uses this).
Are you an underclassman or parent of an underclassman looking to get a head start on college financial planning?
Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.
It is a good idea to check out the net price calculator tool as well. You can search through the link but you can also find it on the college/university website.
Tips for Undocumented Students
Different Types of Aid Available When you Fill Out the FAFSA:
Financial Aid Award Letters
Interested in comparing award letters? These tools can help:
This guide offers the basics on financial aid award letters and a glossary of common terms: https://counselors.collegeboard.org/pdf/financial-aid-essentials.pdf?SFMC_cid=EM19163-&rid=30061303
These tools provide students an online worksheet to assist with understanding costs, types of aid, and net price: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-awards/compare-aid-calculator?SFMC_cid=EM19163-&rid=30061303