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Financial Aid 101
- Federal/State: Both federal and state governments offer aid to eligible students.
- Institutional: Many colleges, especially private institutions, provide aid to their students.
- Organizational: Many companies and organizations provide scholarships for students.
- Grants/Scholarships: Do not need to be repaid.
- Loans: Must be repaid. Loans are available for both parents and students.
- Work Study: A program to help students earn money while in school.
- Note: Being awarded work study funds does not guarantee the student will secure a job, but does offer many more opportunities to do so.
- FAFSA: Federal and state aid is determined through the FAFSA which can be submitted at www.fafsa.gov in the student’s senior year. Be sure to indicate interest in work study. Everyone should fill out the FAFSA regardless of desire or need for aid!
- Institutional Aid: Most schools consider students for aid based on their application alone. However, some will require a separate application for particular scholarships or require you to submit a CSS Profile, which is similar to the FAFSA.
- Scholarships: Search and apply for organizational scholarships regularly. You can find scholarships in the College & Career Center. Otherwise, ask the companies/organizations you or your parents are a part of. There are even some available for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors!
2019-2020 FAFSA Changes
Note: We'd like to request that you encourage students and parents to create FSA IDs as soon as possible, especially if they think the Social Security Administration might have incorrect information for them in its files. Send students and parents to StudentAid.gov/fsaid for information about the FSA ID and a link to create an FSA ID. Meanwhile, we've developed several resources to help you get the word out about the FSA ID.
- To promote a fully integrated user experience, fafsa.gov has been synchronized with the myFAFSA component of the myStudentAid mobile app, allowing applicants and parents to seamlessly transition from one application source to the other.
- On the myStudentAid mobile app, students and parents may begin, complete, and submit a new or renewal FAFSA form for both the 2020–21 and 2019–20 FAFSA processing cycles.
- Due to the elimination of IRS Forms 1040 A and 1040 EZ, Schedule 1 questions were added to determine students' eligibility for the Automatic Zero of an Expected Family Contribution and the Simplified Needs Test. Learn how to help students and parents with the Schedule 1 questions.
- Students can access and view their Student Aid Report on the myStudentAid mobile app.