Video: Strategies for Getting the Most Financial Aid

by | May 25, 2023 | Helpful Videos

Juniors: Are you building your college list, but worried about how you will pay for school?

The good news is that it is possible to find a good college in any price range. But it is important to know how college pricing and college financial aid work.

Recently, the Brooklyn Alpha Lions Club invited us to talk about financial aid and to answer some of the most frequent questions we’ve been hearing from families and counselors.

We discussed:


Our presentation ran 90 minutes, and we covered a lot. You may be interested in all, or just a part, of what we discussed.

If you have a limited amount of time, follow these tips to get the most out of watching our presentation:

Download the Presentation: Our PPT dek, Financial Aid: Landscape and Strategies, is packed with helpful information and links.

Watch What You Want: Look through our video show notes below. Use the time markers to navigate to the material that matters most to you.

Reach Out With Questions: Need more information about financing college or applying for aid? We can point you to immediate help. Email Kim Nauer.



Video Show Notes

Introductions (Minute 1:00)
What is financial aid, really? (Minute 6:00)
What kind of financial aid can I get? (Minute 15:40)
How do I apply for aid? (Minute 35:50)
Why is the FAFSA important & how is it changing? (Minute 40:50)
How do I get as much free money as possible? (Minute 1:01:08)
What do I need to know about loans and debt? (Minute 1:07:10)
Q&A (Minute 1:26:00)


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