Financial Aid

What is Financial Aid

Fin Aid



Applying to FAFSA

FAFSA

Don't Forget: Use the Data Retrieval Tool: You will find the Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA application before you are prompted to manually enter the 2019 tax information. This will save you time! Be sure to use your tax return to complete the questions for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) electronically transfers your tax return information to your FAFSA. Not only does this save time, it also ensures that you input accurate information.



How to use your phone as a scanner- click here


Breakout Sessions (given by college reps):

FAFSA Info- English

FAFSA Info- Spanish 

Información de TASFA – Español
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FAFSA Process
12 Common FAFSA Mistakes
FAFSA Website

Cost Comparison Worksheet

Once you have submitted your FAFSA and received a financial aid award letter from more than one college, use the Cost Comparison Worksheet to compare costs.
While cost alone shouldn't determine which college you choose, this worksheet will help you compare financial aid packages side-by-side and determine how much out-of-pocket expenses you may have to pay. Be sure to talk with the college's financial aid office if you have questions or concerns.


Registering with Selective Service

What is the Selective Service?
Selective Service is an independent federal agency responsible for providing additional personnel to the Department of Defense or alternative service programs in the event of a national emergency.

Who's required to register?
All 18-year-old men living in the U.S. - both citizens and noncitizens. Male citizens living abroad must also register with Selective Service. 

Where can I register?
At SSS.gov in just 45 seconds or pick up a registration card at any U.S post office or high school and mail it in. Your guidance counselor should also be able to help you register.

What if I don't register?
It's not good- you won't qualify for federally funded grants, loans, or scholarships, job training programs, all federal and postal jobs and an increasing number of state, municipal, first responder and contractor positions. Registration is not only a civic duty, it's the law, and your future.

When should I register?
You can register as early as 17 - but you are required to register within 30 days of your 18th birthday. If you missed  that date, register immediately. There is no penalty up until your 26rth birthday. Once you turn 26, it's too late and you cannot ever register. Keep in mind that the longer you wait, the longer you're breaking the law and jeopardizing your future benefits. Research shows that people who don't register when they turn 18 forget to register or fail to register later. So don't put if off - it's your future