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FAFSA Preparation 11 th Grade Prepare for Postsecondary Financial Aid #3
Pre-Test 1.What is FAFSA an acronym for? 2.When do you need to start working on your FAFSA application? 3.What does the FAFSA4caster do?
Objectives Understand the importance of completing the FAFSA application Learn more details about the FAFSA Find financial aid estimate information from colleges of interest websites Know how to use the FAFSA4caster Update Postsecondary Plan
Review Last Lesson Word students should type in the Search Field at colleges websites for Financial Aid info – Tuition Major costs for a postsecondary education – Tuition, Fees, Room, Board Types of financial aid that students don’t need to pay back – Grants, Scholarships, Work Study
FAFSA Information 1.Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2.First and required step to receive college financial aid 3.Most states and colleges use FAFSA information to award non-federal aid
More FAFSA Information 1.Can complete after January 1 st before your freshman year in college 2.Complete tax return before the FAFSA 3.Should complete FAFSA in January to learn financial aid amounts before making college decision 4.Students applying for early decision can often get financial aid estimate
How much aid will I receive? 1.Some aid determined by college financial aid office 2.Based on your FAFSA information 3.FAFSA calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) toward expenses 4.Common types of financial aid – Grants, scholarships, work study, loan
Apply for PIN Number in December
Alexandria Technical/Community College
Student Financial Services
Financial Aid Estimate
Low Income Student: Update Postsecondary Plan
Find Financial Aid Estimate 1.Find financial aid estimate on colleges of interest websites 2.And/or 3.Use the FAFSA4caster – www.Fafsa4Caster.ed.gov www.Fafsa4Caster.ed.gov 4.Record financial aid estimates 5.Update Postsecondary Plan
Pair and Share 1.Will you use your colleges of interest financial aid estimate webpage or the FAFSA4caster? 2.What type of financial aid do you think will help you the most? Why?
Post-Test 1.What is FAFSA an acronym for? 2.When do you need to start working on your FAFSA application? 3.What does the FAFSA4caster do?
Review FAFSA acronym – Free Application for Federal Student Aid When to start working on FAFSA application – January before your freshman year of college What the FAFSA4caster does – Provides a college financial aid estimate
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