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Financial Aid Applications & Scholarships: Chapter Summary
Working through the mire of financial aid applications and how they are affected by various scholarships is made easier with this chapter. Our educators and counselors have experience with assisting students in the process - they will break it down and provide strategies for managing various requirements and deadlines. In this chapter, we'll discuss:
Our counselors kick off this series by discussing knowledge management and scheduling schemes to prioritize work. They also provide tips on saving frequently-used data, such as school codes, for quick access and reference.
Applying for federal financial aid
In this video, our instructors describe the ubiquitous Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), generally one of the first applications students should complete each year. It includes a step-by-step process with explanations of key terms and deadlines.
Applying for non-federal financial aid
Get a run-down of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE application process, and whether you need to complete one. This lesson also provides a step-by-step guide, ordered by sections on the PROFILE application.
Communicating special circumstances
Sometimes your previous year's tax return does not tell the whole story. Get advice on how to provide information on major considerations which are not explicitly covered in financial aid applications in this lesson.
Paying for school with work-study
Here our instructors explain the work-study program. They cover how the process works, what kinds of students qualify for funding through it, and restrictions in funding.
Finding school-sponsored and private scholarships
Educators describe what kinds of scholarships are often offered by private individuals/companies and schools themselves with these videos. They discuss how to determine if your intended school has them, as well as what requirements you will need to meet. Also covered are some dos and don'ts to follow while in the process of applying.
Understanding the effect of athletic scholarships on financial aid
Specific considerations must be made by student athletes as they compete for financial aid. Find out more about these considerations in this video.
1. FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid
Given the consistent rise in college tuition, finding ways to pay for college is on the forefront of every student's mind. Applying for college funding through the ''Federal Student Aid'' office is one of the easiest ways to begin. Listen to this lesson to find out how to get started with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be on your way to paying for college.
2. Understanding Your Work-Study Options
Work-study programs can help you finance your education and gain work experience for your resume. This lesson discusses work-study options, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and restrictions.
3. Applying for Scholarships at Your College
Scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers ways to find individual school-sponsored scholarships and tips for increasing your odds of winning scholarships.
4. Applying for Private Scholarships
Private scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers some of the ways to find private scholarships as well as tips for increasing your odds of winning private scholarships.
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