Understanding FAFSA (2021)
Do you need money to go to college? This is the first step if you want financial aid from the federal and state government or most colleges. Filling out the FAFSA can be overwhelming. Don’t worry. There is a lot of help!
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Translations into many other languages are available now here.
Preparing for College: Guide & Workbook
- Estimating your college costs
- Tips for completing FASFA
- Finding scholarships
- and more
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College Access Fairfax PowerPoint Presentation Quick Fact Sheets
PowerPoint presentations are available on the Workshop page.
FASFA Quick Fact Sheet (English) (Spanish)
Paying for College Quick Fact Sheet – (English) (Spanish)
Financial Aid – General Information
Are You Eligible for Financial Aid?
Do You Need Money for College or Career School?
College 529 Plans and Financial Aid
Saving for Education with Invest 529 (PowerPoint presentation)
10 of the Biggest Financial Aid Mistakes
FinAid: Account Ownership: In Whose Name to Save?
Time: How to Have Your Kid Go To College – But Not Go Broke
Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA
Information Required to Complete the FAFSA
Create an FSA ID – English Spanish
How to Request a Transcript of Prior Year’s Tax Returns
2021-22 CSS Profile Student Guide
List of Schools that require the CSS Profile
Complete the CSS Profile online
Financial Aid Calculators
Student Aid Estimator (replaces FAFSA4caster)
FinAid Financial Aid Calculator
US Department of Education Net Price Calculator
Student Loan Payment Calculator
Financial Aid Deadlines
Virginia Public School Financial Aid Deadlines and Codes
Understanding Your Financial Aid Award
How to Read Financial Aid Award Letters
How to Compare Financial Aid Offers
How to Evaluate Financial Aid Award Letters
School Counselor Webinar Series: Helping Families Understand Financial Aid Award Letters
Do’s and Don’ts in Appealing Awarded Student Aid
Understanding Financial Aid Award
Information for Military Families
US Department of Veteran Affairs Veteran Benefits Fact Sheets
Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Fact Sheet
Yellow Ribbon Program Participating Institutions
Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program
Virginia Military Survivors & Dependents Education Program Fact Sheet
The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
Scholarships for Military Families
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Scholarships that do NOT require US Citizenship or Residency
General Information Sites
FinAid! Guide to Financial Aid
US Department of Education Federal Student Aid Financial Aid Toolkit
SCHEV First Time Freshmen Admission Profile (Virginia Schools)