FAFSA and Financial Aid

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for High School Students

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FAFSA AND FINANCIAL AID

What You Need to Know

First in your family to go to college? Filling out the FAFSA on your own? We’re here to help you understand the process and get answers to questions you may have.

DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES?

Colleges know that students have all kinds of special circumstances. Learn how to answer the FAFSA’s questions — and tell your story to colleges.

FILLED OUT THE FAFSA? HERE’S WHAT’S NEXT.

Doing the FAFSA is a crucial first step. But there’s more. Learn how to work with colleges to get the money and financial aid you deserve.

First in your family to go to college? Join the crowd!

24%

of US undergrads are the first in their family to go to college.

56%

have parents who have less than a bachelor’s degree.

65%

of first-generation students are enrolled full time.

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