UNDERSTANDING
FAFSA & FINANCIAL AID

YOUR GUIDE TO PAYING FOR COLLEGE

STAY INFORMED ON THE LATEST

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Understanding the Process

APPLYING FOR
FINANCIAL AID
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COMMON
QUESTIONS

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

How to Tell Your Story to Colleges

Homeless Students & Unaccompanied Youth

Are you in high school living independently from your parents? The new FAFSA makes it easier for students without parental support to get college financial aid. There is also college help for families living together in temporary housing.

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Immigrant & Mixed-Status Families

Not a citizen? Parents not citizens? You are in good company. More than a quarter of students attending college in the U.S. are from immigrant families. Whatever your citizenship status, there’s help paying for college.

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Undocumented Students

Are you an undocumented student and need money for college? Undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but many states, colleges, and private organizations are eager to help you pay for school.

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

%

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

%

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

%

of first-generation students are enrolled full time.

THE BIG PICTURE

Get the Best Deal

Applying for financial aid is important. But there’s more. Learn how to find affordable schools
and get all of the college money you deserve.

CREATING YOUR
COLLEGE LIST
Grants & Scholarships
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APPLYING FOR
STATE MONEY

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