FAFSA How-to Guide: New website, and now available in Spanish

From the Center for New York City Affairs:

FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)

Expanded edition offers latest info on FAFSA and a section on comparing college financial aid packages. Free guides are available for educators and community groups.

The Center for New York City Affairs has published a second edition of our popular guide for high school students who are applying to college and beginning their all-important quest for financial aid: FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them).

This year’s guide has been updated with the latest information and links as well as information on the FAFSA verification process and a new section on how to compare college financial aid offers.

The guide will be particularly useful for first-generation, immigrant and low-income students. Many are filling out the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the first time.

The How-To Guide was written in partnership with New York City college guidance and financial aid professionals. It addresses the most common questions of local students and families. Topics include: understanding how the form works, addressing citizenship questions and demystifying how the FAFSA defines parents and households.
We have also created a new website for educators and families available at www.understandingfafsa.org. The website features PDFs of the guide in English and Spanish as well as a presentation version suitable for classrooms and large groups.

Free print copies are available while supplies last. Please go to www.freefafsaguide.com to order.

Take a look to see how the guide may be useful to you or others in your school or organization. We grant blanket permission for photocopying and distribution. We hope you will link to the guide on your organization’s website or in electronic newsletters.
Feel free to contact Kim Nauer at nauerk@newschool.edu with any questions or suggestions. We always enjoy hearing from you.

FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students was made possible thanks to the generous support of Capital One Bank. This guide is part of the foundation’s efforts to empower students and provide them with resources to help plan for their academic futures.

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