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ACCESSING FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE

  • ·      Starting on October 1, students and families can complete the FAFSA to access the $180 billion investments available for the 2017-2018 academic year. You can get started now using some of the resources below and by sharing this flyer.
  • ·      The benefits of a college degree. Research shows that education is the surest pathway to the middle class. Compared to high school graduates, college graduates can earn $1 million more in their lifetime, have better health, and have higher life satisfaction. To get started, the FAFSA and the College Scorecard can help students and families access financial aid to access and succeed in a good-value school.
  • ·      To access the $180 billion in Federal student aid available, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at FAFSA.gov.  Completing the FAFSA can be the difference between going to, and completing, college or not. Start today by obtaining your FSA ID. To save students and families time, they are encouraged to use the FAFSA’s IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which can automatically populate the FAFSA with tax and income information that the IRS already processed in 2015.
  • ·      To apply your financial aid to attend a good-value school, use the College Scorecard, which provides the most comprehensive data on college costs, graduation rates, earnings, and student debt at colleges and universities. This video and how-to guide show how the College Scorecard can help you find a good-value school. Anyone can start their college search today.
  • ·      To access step-by-step support along the way, the First Lady’s Up Next texting tool provides advising for FAFSA completion, the college search, and student debt repayment. Text COLLEGE to 44044 to get started.
  • ·      For additional information and support, the Financial Aid Toolkit has ready-made materials for counselors, students, and families to answer your common questions. Download our messaging calendar, talking points, presentations, and fact sheets for the 2017-18 FAFSA.  

Two *Major* FAFSA changes you need to know about: http://bit.ly/2cwf9V6

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What’s changed with the 2017–18 FAFSA? Here’s what
you should know.

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