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How Can I Pay For College?

There are many ways to finance a college education:

    Grants (You don’t pay back)

    Scholarships

    Student loans

    Work Study

 

A     Video tutorial—7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA.

    http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/FAFSASimplification/index.html

 

Look at this GREAT Video Tutorial on FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool

http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/media/videos/1516/english/irs-data-retrieval.htm

 

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S    Super video explaining all types of Federal Student Aid

           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn4OECMTh5w

 

  1. FAFSA LINK

             https://fafsa.ed.gov/

 

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  1. FAFSA Forecaster —Estimate your eligibility  

https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s2&locale=en_EN

 

What is an FSA ID?

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your child's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.

Your FSA ID is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. It has the same legal status as a written signature. Don't give your FSA ID to anyone—not even to someone helping you fill out the FAFSA. Sharing your FSA ID could put you at risk of identity theft! 

 

Create an FSA ID Now!

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

 

 

The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN on May 10, 2015.

If you haven’t logged in to a Federal Student Aid site (such as fafsa.gov or StudentLoans.gov) since May 10, you will need to create an FSA ID before you can log on in the future. 

If you already have a PIN, you can link your information to your new FSA ID by entering your PIN while registering for your FSA ID. (This will save you time when registering for your FSA ID.) If you’ve forgotten your PIN, don’t worry; you can either enter the answer to your PIN “challenge question” during the FSA ID registration process to link your PIN, or you can just create your FSA ID from scratch.

 

Documents Need to Fill Out FAFSA:

As you complete the FAFSA, you—and your parents, if applicable—should have the following records available to help you answer questions on the application:

  • Social Security card
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, or Alien Registration Receipt Card (if applicable
  • W-2 forms and other 2014 records of money earned
  • 2014 income tax return (see the instructions on the FAFSA if the tax return has not been completed)
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarship and fellowship aid, including AmeriCorps awards, that was included in your (or your parents’) AGI
  • Current stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Current business and farm records
  • Current bank statements

 

Scholarship to Match Early Saving for College

Sign up in Grades 5 – 9

 

  Texas Match the Promise Foundation—apply grade 5 – 9.

    http://www.matchthepromise.org/

 

 Awesome Websites with Tons of information on Financial Aid

    http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funding/

 

    http://www.ownyourownfuture.com/

 

    http://www.studentscholarships.org/