Counselors can learn about the FAFSA Completion Tool, what it shows you, how to use and access it, and how this tool can help you take school-wide action when it comes to getting students to complete the FAFSA.…
By Christine Scafidi Luzi , Nyal Fuentes    |
Learn the steps to take to appeal, if you can ask for a larger merit scholarship, if you can appeal your offer each year, the recommended time to appeal, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what classifies a college student as independent, including being married, older than 23, a veteran, or an emancipated minor, as well as how students can apply for a dependency override and common reasons that a college may grant a student independent status. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn what you may see in a typical financial aid offer, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Learn how and where to declare 529 funds on the FAFSA and CSS Profile, which 529 accounts you should report, and how to report a 529 that is owned by someone other than the parent. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Learn how to accept your financial aid offer, when you need to accept an offer by, when schools set their cost of attendance for the year, if outside scholarships impact merit scholarship awards, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Updates focus on COVID-19, equity, college affordability, FAFSA completion, the MASSGrant Plus expansion, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and more. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Learn how to complete the FAFSA as a returning college student, including how to log in, which questions will be pre-populated, and how to submit the form to your school. …
By Lauren Patten    |
To add schools to your FAFSA, log in to the application, navigate to the School Selection tab, add new colleges to your list while making sure to remove any existing schools if necessary, and submit the application again. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn all about the CSS Profile including what the CBFinAid ID is, how to add schools after submitting, how to correct mistakes, how to report 529 accounts, if you need to include COVID stimulus check payments, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |