5 Ways to Get The Most Out of The FAFSA


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5 Ways to Get The Most Out of The FAFSA

  1. 1. 5 Ways To Get The Most Out of The FAFSA!
  2. 2. 1 File The FAFSA Early! • Funding is on a first-come, first-serve basis! • Maximize your state-based funding and grants • Maximize school/institutional funding • Eliminate Non-Options • Give yourself time to compare offers, or appeal a funding offer (if necessary)
  3. 3. 2 Meet All State and School Financial Aid Deadlines • Every state has different deadlines, so make sure you’re on target for your state! • Click on the box below to find out your deadlines!
  4. 4. 3 Compare the Best Offers and Weigh Your Options • Figure out what schools match your interests academically and financially! • List up to 10 school choices on the FAFSA • Understand your Cost of Attendance (COA) for each school • Pay attention to Net Price, Graduation Rate, Retention Rate etc.
  5. 5. 4 Filing the FAFSA is a Family/Team Effort! • You will most-likely need help from a parent or legal guardian in the FAFSA filing process… • So remember to treat them well!
  6. 6. 5 Get your FAFSA strategies from an expert…for free! Ken’s bio
  7. 7. When? Ken’s bio
  8. 8. You have three chances Ken’s bio
  9. 9. 2014-2015 FAFSA Webinar Click on the chalkboard to join the webinar, held on Jan. 22, 2014 at 4pm
  10. 10. 2014-2015 FAFSA Webinar …or click on this chalkboard to join the webinar on Jan. 29, 2014 at 4pm
  11. 11. 2014-2015 FAFSA Webinar …or on this chalkboard to join our final webinar on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4pm
  12. 12. 2014-2015 FAFSA Webinar We have no hidden agenda…
  13. 13. 2014-2015 FAFSA Webinar So Here’s a Sneak Peak! Agenda • FAFSA Goals • Financial Aid Timeline • Terms you should know • Getting Started • 2014-2015 FAFSA Review • COA, EFC and more… • Top FAQ’s • Wrap up