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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Tracewell

FAFSA/Financial Aid Webinar Recap

Watch the recording here

View the presentation slides here

How can I pay for college?

This is the most burning question we receive from both students and their parents, caregivers, and other support people. It can feel understandably overwhelming and urgent and step one should be filling out the FAFSA. From there, students should seek out scholarships and grants, work-study, and other “free money” before accepting any loans.

If you’d like an overview of the financial aid process, this webinar is for you! We walk you through all the tools and resources you should be accessing in order to pay for college and be financially literate and responsible — and we want you to know it’s possible!

One update to note from this webinar is that we talked about “verification” in the session, and I wanted to clarify that if your FAFSA has been selected for verification (read more here), it doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t receive a financial aid award letter (but it could mean that), but what it does mean is that until you fill out the appropriate verification paperwork, you won't be able to get any financial aid.

If you don’t complete the verification worksheets and submit the requested documents, you won’t be eligible for federal, state or even school financial aid. If you already received a financial aid offer letter from colleges, the aid will be canceled until the verification process is complete. Forbes Advisor

Now, go do that FAFSA! Pay attention to the three important FAFSA deadlines: college, state, and federal. Just because the federal FAFSA deadline is June 30, the other deadlines will vary and definitely come sooner than that. Reach out to us if you need support.

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