FINANCIAL AID

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018-19 FAFSA  

8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA | ED.gov Blog

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...”

 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. - www.thefiscaltimes.com

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.