JAN. 16, 2013 – January 1 marked the annual release of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), required by colleges and universities across the nation to determine a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid, federal grants and certain institutional aid. The release of the new 2013-14 FAFSA also marks the start of the planning-for-college season. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is pleased to offer resources to provide critical information to all stakeholders in this process.
“This is the season that high school guidance counselors, college financial aid administrators, and community social service agencies are volunteering their expertise at ‘financial aid nights’ across the nation,” said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. “These events educate students and families about using all available student aid opportunities to get a quality higher education without breaking the bank.”
NASFAA offers useful free tools to help each of these key groups.
Resources for students and families:
Resources for high school and college counselors:
All of these free resources and many others—including information about state FAFSA deadlines and creating a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for filing online—are available on the “Students, Parents, and Counselors” section of NASFAA.org. For more information about a financial aid night scheduled in your area, contact your local college or university’s Office of Financial Aid.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents nearly 20,000 financial aid professionals at 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. Each year, financial aid professionals help more than 16 million students receive funding for post-secondary education. Based in Washington, D.C., NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. For more information, visit www.nasfaa.org.
Publication Date: 1/16/2013