Financial Aid season is here and I wanted to list some resources for you. First of all, I  will review this information with the seniors mid October.  

Dates to remember:

  • October 1- FAFSA can be filed for 2020-21 school year using 2019 tax year (referred to as prior prior year).
  • February 1-March 1- Most colleges set a deadline in this range for when FAFSA must be filed to be eligible for financial aid from the university or college.  A few have moved their deadline up to mid November so the early FAFSA is filled out, the better

Resources:

  1. Cover Letter: download this first as it contains a summary of all links below. This was given to seniors in a hard copy form.
  2. Do You Need Money For College, an overview
  3. General info letter Several key pieces of information and an invitation to several opportunities for help and information.
  4. PPT fall parent info night: General information on Financial Aid.
  5. PPT given to counselors: good summary
  6. who are considered parents for FAFSA?
  7. Financial Aid Glossary
  8. Common Abbreviations in Financial Aid
  9. Financial Aid Addresses, Phone Numbers, and Websites
  10. Scholarship Search Strategies
  11. Financial Aid Consultants and Scholarship Search Services Fact Sheet
  12. Scholarship applications available at Hardin Northern are listed on the left side of this web site!
  13. College Cost Comparison Sheet
  14. Federal Loan Info
  15. FAFSA deadlines for Ohio colleges

www.fafsa.ed.gov links you to the online filing system for FAFSA.  Remember, you can’t file until after October 1, 2020.

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators web site is full of good information, and so is the Federal Government’s financial aid website, studentaid.ed.gov.

You can find great tutorials on Youtube on how to fill out the FAFSA!

filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only way for students to receive federal aid for school, but many families struggle with the application or let common misconceptions keep them from applying.

We’ve teamed up with Embark to offer a free, streamlined experience to help families navigate the FAFSA, and prevent students from missing out on financial aid. Please let your students and families know that they can register for a free webinar to get more information about Embark by using the following links. This webinar will help them learn how to use this free tool when filing the FAFSA.

Register now for our free webinar
“A simpler, faster way to complete the FAFSA” being held on:

October 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET

or

Register here for our free webinar
“A simpler, faster way to complete the FAFSA” for an alternative date and time option:

October 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Space is limited for our live, online webinars.


4 ways Embark is improving the FAFSA application process:

 
Simplifies the flow and navigation while reducing the time it takes to complete the FAFSA
 
Dispels common FAFSA myths that often lead families to abandon the application
 
Generates reports for counselors to track their students’ progress
 
Reminds students about deadlines and saves a draft for them to update and submit next year
Check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.

Please contact School Assist at SchoolAssist@SallieMae.com or 844-827-7478 if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Sallie Mae School Assist Team

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Borrow responsibly

We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.