Financial Aid Information

Helpful FAFSA and Financial Aid presentations:

2019-2020 FAFSA and Financial Aid Presentation Northern Virginia Community College

FAFSA.gov Presentation US Department of Education

Financial Aid 101 NACAC

Federal Student Aid YouTube page

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CSS Profile: Apply for institutional aid at over 400 colleges & Universities (not every school uses this).

General CSS Profile Link                                                           List of Participating Schools CSS Profile Student Guide CSS Profile Audio Presentation

 

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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.

College Scorecard  is another helpful website. Not sure how to use the website: College-Scorecard-Guide

College ROI Report

Schools that meet full-need

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.

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FAFSA

Click here to begin filling out the FAFSA

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students 

Financial Aid and Undocumented Students (Spanish)

Tips for Undocumented Students

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Different Types of Aid Available When you Fill Out the FAFSA:

Federal Student Grant Programs

Federal Student Grant Programs (Spanish)

Federal Student Loan Programs

Federal Student Loan Programs (Spanish)

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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

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/compare-financial-aid-and-college-cost/