Most institutions require that the FAFSA process is complete before they will consider your financial aid application.


College Students and Parents: ® What You Need to Know About the 2017–18 FAFSA 

Forbes 2017 Guide to College Financial Aid, the FAFSA and CSS Profile

​Updated for 2017, this comprehensive guide to college financial  aid includes new tips and insights to help you estimate how much your family will be expected to contribute toward the cost of college and how to maximize your financial aid eligibility.

​Everything You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA This Year | Money: College Planner

​​Here's a handy guide to MONEY's latest tips for completing the all-important Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The government offers $130 billion to college students. Why aren’t more applying for it?

The federal government provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funding for college students, yet the number of high school students filing out financial aid applications to access that money is waning.  Palouse Pathways is going to work with students and families to help them complete their FAFSAs in the fall, and I know Moscow High School will have great resources for families too. But this is definitely worth the time and effort and for many families it's not too difficult.

Tips on understanding a college financial aid letter  | The Christian Science Monitor

You open the letter expecting to see exactly how much you’ll have to pay. But instead you’re left scratching your head. The aid package is broken down into a combination of loans, awards, grants and work-study... 

​7 Smart Steps to Appeal for More College Financial Aid

If you can’t afford your dream college because it didn’t award you enough financial aid, don’t just give up in defeat. You [can] appeal for an increase in grants or scholarships.

College Students Are Missing Out on Billions in Free Financial Aid

High school students left up to $2.7 billion worth of financial aid on the table last year by not filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms.

Families across the economic spectrum are missing out aid because they are not completing the FAFSA. Most concerning is the fact that half of the students who did not complete FAFSA would have been eligible for Pell Grants, the most generous form of aid for the most needy students. Please don't be a statistic! Complete your FAFSA now. If you need help ask a counselor, or you can ask Palouse Pathways and we'll find you help. If you know a student who might have some difficulties completing the form, it would be great if you could give them encouragement and support. -

7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA | Blog

Applying for FAFSA as an undocumented student
This blog shares lots of valuable information.

Understanding the EFC  (Expected Family Contribution)

Those of you who have completed your FAFSA (GREAT!!) may have received your "EFC" and you may be wondering what it is. Here's some information.

How Do I File the FAFSA in January When Tax Returns Can't Be Filed That Early?

​You can file for FAFSA before you file your tax returns, and you should!!!  This article explains how and why.

Financial Aid Offers Are Coming: Are You Prepared?

Are you comparing financial aid offers from colleges right now? Here are some pointers. College Factual offers a service you can subscribe to (reportedly free) that can help you compare offers.