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1 How FSA Resources Can Help Your Family & Community PRESENTED BY Cindy Cameron Sandra Vuong

2 StudentAid.gov – Prepare for College – FAFSA – Repay Loans My Student Aid login Financial Aid Toolkit Ordering Print Publications Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) YouTube Videos Blogs

3 Help Your Family

4 StudentAid.gov

5 College prep Career search Budgeting tips Prepare for College

6 Grants, loans, work-study Scholarships Fraud alert Types of Aid

7 Basic criteria Eligibility of special groups Staying eligible Regaining eligibility Who Gets Aid

8 Filling out FAFSA Dependency status Which parent IRS DRT What to expect after FAFSA FAFSA: Apply for Aid

9 Repayment plans Repayment Estimator Consolidation Loan forgiveness Default prevention Ombudsman Repay Your Loans

10 STUDENTAID.GOV/LOGIN NSLDS interface Quick access to other sites as alternative My Federal Student Aid

11 Overview of aid Alerts for default, converted TEACH Grant, aid overpayment Links to detailed info re individual loans & grants My Federal Student Aid home/overview

12 Fact sheets Brochures Booklets Videos Infographics Info re Braille StudentAid.gov/Resources

13 FSA and “Big ED” publications Orders limited to 1-3 copies FREE Ordering Print Publications

14 Help Your Community

15 AUDIENCE: School counselors & other mentors SITE STRUCTURE: Learn About Financial Aid Conduct Outreach Get Training Search Tools and Resources FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov

16 Self-instruction Talking points & tips for advising students Featured resources Learn About Financial Aid

17 IDEAS & RESOURCES FOR OUTREACH: In-person or remote How to answer FAQs from special audiences Conduct Outreach

18 Accessing free formal training in financial aid NT4CM Get Training

19 FILTER SEARCH BY: Resource Type (e.g., videos, presentations, how-to guides) Audience Type Topic (e.g., FAFSA completion, loan repayment) Time of Year Search Tools And Resources

20 For you as FSA staff, to share in your community – Contact Veronica Redmond (3 rd floor UCP) For community organizations to order and share – – Search “How-to Guides” on Toolkit for instructions on signing up for ID number for organization Bulk Publication Ordering

21 How FSA Resources Can Help Your Family & Community SOCIAL MEDIA YOUTUBE VIDEOS /FederalStudentAid BLOGS

22 Paying for college College preparedness Student loan repayment

23 Facebook Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Search “Federal Student Aid”

24 Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid “Like” our page “Follow” us to see our posts on your newsfeed Got a question? Send us a message or leave a comment on one of our posts.

25 Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Facebook Post Examples FSA responds to many questions on Facebook

26 Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Facebook Post Examples We also post “fun” content that is relevant to students and parents.

27 Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Sharing a Facebook Post Clicking on the “Share” button will prompt this pop-up. You can add your own personal text.

28 Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid Sharing a Facebook Post The post will be shared via your personal timeline and appear on your friend’s newsfeed. Also, “liking” or “commenting” on a Facebook post are other activities that can be shared to your friend’s newsfeed. The post will be shared via your personal timeline and appear on your friend’s newsfeed. Also, “liking” or “commenting” on a Facebook post are other activities that can be shared to your friend’s newsfeed.

29 on Twitter Twitter.com/FAFSA to see our tweets. Currently, FSA has 63k followers. to see our tweets. Currently, FSA has 63k followers.

30 Twitter.com/FAFSA Twitter Post Example ReplyFavoriteRetweet

31 Twitter.com/FAFSA Twitter Post Reply Reply to a tweet and say something about it. The tweet appears on your feed and begins a discussion thread.

32 Twitter.com/FAFSA Twitter Post Retweet Retweet is similar to “re-sending” someone else’s tweet to all of your followers. The original tweet is duplicated. Retweet is similar to “re-sending” someone else’s tweet to all of your followers. The original tweet is duplicated. This tweet has been retweeted 22 times.

33 Twitter.com/FAFSA Twitter Post Favorite Favorites: Lets FSA know you liked our tweet and allows you to save it for later. Favorites: Lets FSA know you liked our tweet and allows you to save it for later. This tweet has been favorited 31 times.

34 Twitter.com/FAFSA #AskFAFSA Office Hours

35 Storify Page #AskFAFSA Office Hours Storify.com/FAFSA

36 #AskFAFSA Office Hours Storify.com/FAFSA

37 YouTube YouTube Channel YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

38 YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid YouTube Video Video: “FAFSA Overview”

39 Ed.gov/Blog HomeRoom Blog View our blogs by visiting In the sidebar, click on “Federal Student Aid.” View our blogs by visiting In the sidebar, click on “Federal Student Aid.”


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