New Resources Available As Season For Seeking Financial Aid Kicks Off

"The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has just released a toolkit to help students accurately complete the updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that came out in January for the 2014-15 academic year," Education Week's College Bound blog reports. "The NASFAA resources, which are all free online, include Tip Sheets for Unique Student Populations for adult learners, single parents, members of the military, foster youth, and undocumented students, among others. It also has Cash for College, which explains how the aid process works and types of loans and grants available, and a sheet on common mistakes to avoid in the financial aid process. Students can complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov (Be aware of private sites with similar addresses that charges for their services to help with the application.) The FAFSA is free. It is the most commonly used financial-aid application and the only way to determine eligibility for federal financial assistance, such as a Pell Grant or Federal Stafford Loan. It's also used often to determine aid from individual school- or state-aid programs."

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