Need financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year?
The US Department of Education is reminding students to remain cognizant of deadlines when completing the FAFSA.
While the FAFSA is primarily used to award federal financial aid, many colleges, states, and scholarship programs also use the form to assess eligibility for their aid programs.
Continue reading Reminder: Keep an Eye on Financial Aid Deadlines
Despite only modest increases to tuition and fees, the cost of a college education continues to outpace growth in financial aid, family incomes, and the average prices of other goods and services.
The findings are included in two reports — Trends in Student Aid and Trends in College Pricing — released this morning by The College Board.
Continue reading Report: Net Price Continues to Grow for College Students
Editor’s note: A version of this postwas originally published on Admitted in December 2015.
Families are complicated.
Many children split their time between two or more homes. Others live with grandparents.
So it’s no surprise that questions abound each year as students determine how to record parental tax information on the FAFSA.
An infographic from the US Department of Education — Who’s My Parent When I Fill Out the FAFSA — can help students (and counselors) through the application process.
Continue reading Infographic Helps Students Determine Parental Contributions on FAFSA
Still have questions about prior-prior year (PPY) and the 2017-18 FAFSA?
Videos of two educational sessions presented at NACAC’s recent national conference can provide answers as you work to help students and families apply for federal financial aid.
Continue reading FAFSA Videos from NACAC’s National Conference Available Now