FAFSA OPEN –  October 1st

Never pay to fill out the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) this is a FREE application. FAFSA.gov

Most colleges and universities require students to fill out the FAFSA if they are receiving a scholarship from the school.  If you are on Oklahoma Promise, you are required to fill out the FAFSA.

https://studentaid.gov/

What is an FSA ID, and will I need it to complete the FAFSA® form?

FSA IDs are needed for students to electronically sign the FAFSA.  One parent of a dependent student and the student will need to create an FSA ID.  It is best to have your FSA IDs before you start your FAFSA application.  https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch  FSA ID worksheet

(FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.gov should be completed as soon as possible after October 1.  State Deadline:  Oklahoma – As soon as possible after October

If you plan to attend college from You will submit this FAFSA You can submit the FAFSA form Using income & tax information from
July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 2023-2024 October 1, 2022 – June 30-2023 2021
July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 2024-2025 October 1, 2023 – June 30-2024 2022

FAFSA Fundamentals for the 2023-2024 academic year (Coming Soon)

2023-24 FAFSA Form on StudentAid.Gov Preview Presentation – Screenshots of the application

What you need to know about submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://www.startwithfafsa.org/

FAFSA Dependency Status?

Are You Looking for Money?  Paying for college with Grants, Scholarships, and Federal Student Loans

Live help with FAFSA
Visit www.getfafsahelp.org to sign up early for Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text.
Live chat with someone from Federal Student Aid https://studentaid.gov/help-center/contact
Get Schooled – You will receive text notifications to help with college and jobs.  You’ll also be able to text us and ask questions and get 1:1 guidance from trained advisors.  https://getschooled.com/text-us/

 

After you apply, now what?

What’s Next? 

Once your FAFSA is processed by Federal Student Aid, your SAR is sent to the colleges that you listed on your FAFSA. Each college will use the information on your SAR to determine your eligibility for federal and nonfederal student aid. The colleges you listed are responsible for creating your award package and disbursing your financial aid.  You should contact the financial aid office at the college you plan to attend to find out if there are additional requirements for receiving financial aid and to learn more about the process of applying for aid at that college.
https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/review-and-correct/sar-student-aid-report

What is the EFC?  – Expected Family Contribution  If your financial circumstances have changed you should still complete the FAFSA® based on the information in your tax return. Then contact the colleges where you are applying to discuss any changes.

Receiving FAN Mail? Any day now, colleges are sending out financial aid packages to your seniors in the form of Financial Aid Notification (FAN) letters. These award letters can be confusing for anyone to decipher! Use the prepared handout (with samples!) to help you dissect what the letter is actually saying.

The Financial Aid Award Letter

Award Letter Comparison Tool

Compare Costs and Financial Aid Office of Different Schools

Compare School Financial Aid Offers

Compare schools by major, cost, salary after attending, and much more from the U.S. Department of Education.  https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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