Whether you are awaiting a college acceptance letter or planning to take a college tour, it's never too early for high school seniors and their parents to start understanding the FAFSA. So TeachersBox has compiled the following list of free counselor, parent, and student resources to demystify the financial aid application process.
The Federal Student Aid Ordering System site gives you access to a wide range of publications and application tools that are appropriate for you or the students you serve.
WWW.STUDENTAID.ED.GOV/PUBS provides links and free downloads to books and brochures, web pages, fact sheets, and other helpful tools in English, Spanish, and Braille.
WWW.FAFSA.GOV is a must see resources with deadlines, school codes, and free FAFSA filing options.
The College Preparation Checklist should be a student’s or parent’s first stop for information on academic and financial preparation for college. Click Here to register for your PIN to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a detailed book for students or parents who want in-depth financial aid information.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education receives numerous complaints from students and parents who did not receive the information they expected from a private advice service. So Click Here for tips on finding financial aid, scam free.