Seek Financial Student Aid First

There are a lot of resources and types of assistance available to students to make the financial aid process as simple as possible. First and foremost, when seeking financial aid, go in with a positive attitude and outlook. Take the time to search and apply. To help you navigate this process, ReachHIRE has compiled a series of videos about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which include some helpful tips.

If you have any questions, take the time to watch the videos below – they will be essential in your understanding of the FAFSA process and how you can successfully receive financial assistance to attend college. After watching the videos, you may think that filling out a FAFSA form is an overwhelming task. The good news is that the Obama administration recently revised the form in order to make it easier for students to fill out. Be sure to learn more about these revisions to the FAFSA form.

    • FAFSA Overview – a general introduction to FAFSA and how it provides access to loans, grants, and work-study jobs


    • Types of Financial Aid – a description of each of the types of financial aid available such as grants, loans and work-study


    • FAFSA Application Tips – provides helpful tips around the application process for FAFSA


    • Myths about Financial Aid – breaks down the common myths around financial aid

After FAFSA: What Happens Next – addresses what you can expect once you have submitted your FAFSA application



Do you have any tips on applying for financial aid? What were some tools that helped you?

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