Celebrate and Learn During Financial Aid Awareness Month

#FinAidFebStudents across the country can begin the process of applying for financial aid through the newly updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Throughout the month of February, the higher education community, including NASFAA, celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month, in an effort to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state, and institutional student aid. You can find some of our ideas for reaching out to students this month by watching & sharing this video.  

Be sure to keep NASFAA in the loop by sharing about your Financial Aid Awareness Month efforts and events on social media — including Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook — using the hashtag #FinAidFeb.

10 Key Messages for FinAidFebTen Key Messages for Financial Aid Awareness Month

Download social media graphics with our ten key messages for #FinAidFeb. 

  1. Dream Big, Plan Smart: A degree is a step to achieving your dreams, so dream big! Financial aid can help you plan smart to make those dreams come true.
  2. Unlock Your Future: Financial aid can make higher education more affordable and accessible for students and their families.
  3. The ABCs of Financial Aid: FAFSA, Grants, scholarships, loans – what does it all mean? Reach out to your financial aid office to learn more!
  4. Financial Aid is for Everyone: Financial aid is not just for low-income students — many students from middle-income and upper-income families qualify for financial aid.
  5. We’re Here to Help: Feeling overwhelmed by the financial aid process? You're not alone. Your financial aid office has resources and experts ready to guide you.
  6. Re-Check Deadlines: The 2024-25 FAFSA has brought delays to when schools will get your FAFSA. Check school websites for updated information.
  7. Smart Borrowing Strategies: Loans can be a strategic part of your financial aid plan. Your financial aid office can help you understand how they work, so you can use them wisely and confidently.
  8. Beyond Tuition: Financial aid isn’t just for tuition and fees, but also for other college expenses such as books, housing, and transportation.
  9. Invest in Yourself: Investing in higher education can have long-term benefits for students and their families, including higher earnings and increased job opportunities.
  10. Your Questions, Our Answers: Applying for financial aid can be a complex and confusing process, but there are resources and organizations that can help students and their families.

FinAidFeb InfographicInfographics to Download & Share

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