Resources 2018-02-16T11:43:14+00:00

Resources

Links

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA

https://fafsa.ed.gov – U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid access site – required by most colleges and universities

2018-2019 CSS Profile Schools

https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx – 2018-2019 list of schools which require the CSS Profile

CSS Financial Aid PROFILE

https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile – College Board’s CSS Financial Aid PROFILE access site- required by select colleges and universities

Important Information for Military Families

https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/factsheets.asp#BM4 – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Veteran Benefits

FAFSA4caster

https://fafsa.ed.gov/ – A financial aid estimator that can be used be before officially applying for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FinAid Financial Aid Calculators

http://www.finaid.org/calculators – Custom calculators that can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you’ll need

GI Bill Comparison Tool

https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool – A tool used to learn about education programs and compare estimated benefits by school

Creating an FSA ID

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid – Directions on how to secure an FSA ID need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

How to Request a Transcript of Prior Years Tax Returns

https://www.irs.gov/uac/how-to-request-a-transcript-or-copy-of-a-prior-years-tax-return – Directions on how to secure a copy of your prior year’s tax return

Federal Student Aid’s Financial Aid Toolkit

https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/resources/all.jsp#YourSearchResults – S. Department of Education’s financial aid resource site

College Scorecard

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov –  S. Department of Education’s site with key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals

Tips for Parents – Helping with Essay Writing (under Professionals – can sign up to receive tip sheets)

https://wowwritingworkshop.com/college-essay-writing/professionals – WOW Writing Workshop’s site with helpful hits for parents regarding essay writing for college and scholarship applications

Fairfax County Public Schools College Fair/College Night

https://www.fcps.edu/node/31960 – Fairfax County Public School’s site with information regarding the annual College Fair and College Night events held each October

Fastweb

http://www.fastweb.com – A national scholarship site

College Net Mach 25

https://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app – A national scholarship site

Tips for Parents – Co-signing Your Child’s Student Loans

http://www.southbendtribune.com –  An article about how co-signing is not always your best option

FRANK FASFA Filing: Important Information

PowerPoint Presentations

IRS Update

Scholarships

Required Documents

Post 9/11 GI Bill Information

Upcoming Event Flyers

Useful Articles

PDFs

FAFSA