Financial Aid and FAFSA
The economic benefits of a college degree are clear by now. On average, someone with a college degree earns up to 1 million dollars more than someone with only a high school degree. While the economic benefits are clear, college is certainly not free, and making sure you can afford college (which you can!) involves becoming familiar with the college financial aid process.
Most colleges require that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA gives students access to financial aid from the Federal and State government to help offset the cost of college. Only students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens qualify for Federal and State financial aid. If you are unsure of your eligibility for FAFSA, please see your counselor or the college coaches for more information.
The following link is the ONE AND ONLY website for completing the FAFSA. Always check that the site you reach ends with ’.gov’.
Completion of the FAFSA will require an electronic signature, otherwise known as the FSA ID. Click the link below to create your FSA ID. Make sure to keep track of this information, as it will be used throughout college whenever you submit the FAFSA.