February 1st, 2011 Jamie
It’s a brand new year, and that means its time to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (a.k.a. the FAFSA).
Stomach already churning at the thought of filling out a form with lots of numbers?
Fear not–I’ve got a great freebie that will help you get the form filled out and filed ASAP (and that’s good, because many scholarships and grants are given out on a first-come, first-served basis… You need to get going!)
Free Help with My FAFSA Assistant
You might remember that over the past few years Deborah Fox, founder of Fox College Funding (college funding expert and author of SCL’s sister site the Pay for College Blog) has created a series of video tutorials for the FAFSA called My FAFSA Assistant. These tutorials are all FREE.
Her videos will walk you through the filing process step-by-step (which is really helpful because even after 4+ years of filing, I still find the FAFSA super confusing!). Plus, Deborah shares tips and shortcuts to help you finish the form faster and hopefully help you ensure your maximum aid award–sweet!
No Catch, Seriously
I’ve worked with Deborah for years, and I’ll share a personal guarantee that (1) the tutorials are really, truly no-cost–100% free, and (2) your information will be kept personal and confidential, and won’t be used to contact you.
I’ve personally seen how helpful Deborah’s expertise can be, so you can bet I’ll not only be sharing these tutorials with my friends and family, but also plan to use the videos myself to file the FAFSA this year (yes, you even have to file for graduate and medical school–boo!).
So gather your info, check out the videos at MyFAFSAAssistant.org, and get your FAFSA filed ASAP!
p.s. Don’t forget–the website you should visit to actually file the FAFSA is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
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