December 8, 2010 in Academic Coaching, High Schoolers Guide to College, K12 Parents
- Don’t make assumptions about how much aid you’ll qualify for or how much you will receive from a particular college or university. Let the experts at your prospective college’s Financial Aid office help you.
- Prepare your FAFSA in January.
- Double-check your FAFSA for accuracy and completion.
- If you file online, remember to print and save the Confirmation Page.
- If there are any unusual circumstances, discuss them with a Financial Aid Counselor.
- Respond immediately to any requests for additional documentation. No need-based aid is awarded until your file is complete
- Submit and sign all requested forms. Keep duplicates of all materials you submit to Financial Aid and scholarship agencies.
- Notify Financial Aid if any of your information changes — including a change of address.
- Ask the Financial Aid Office about different types of aid you may be eligible for, including: need-based scholarships, federal grants, loans and work study programs.
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