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Ready, Set, FAFSA!


  Ready, Set, FAFSA!

Are you or someone you know applying to college this year? We can help! Join us this February for a series of financial aid webinars created specifically for students and families to help them prepare for the college-going process. All sessions will be approximately one hour long with a short presentation from financial aid experts followed by time for questions from the audience.

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Session #1 Financial Aid Overview

  • Financial aid can be tricky, but we are here to help! Learn more about the many ways to pay for collegemdash;like grants, loans, scholarships, and work-studymdash;and how to apply for them. Students who attend 4 of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

    Recording: Watch the Recording (Before the Fafsa Presentation)

Session #2 Complete the FAFSA

  • The FAFSA is the most important form to get you or your student money for education after high school. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and it is what we will be discussing in this session. Come with your questions and we will provide the answers. Students who attend 4 of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

    Recording: Complete the FAFSA (Complete the FAFSA Presentation)

Session #3 Complete the MN Dream Act

  • If you are undocumented, there is still financial aid available for you! It is called the Minnesota Dream Act and allows undocumented students to be eligible for in-state tuition. Students who attend 4 of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

    Recording: Complete the MN Dream Act 

Session #4 Understanding Your Offer Letter

  • Understanding your financial aid award letter can be complicated, especially if you applied to more than one college or university. This session will help you understand how to read and compare them. Students who attend 4 of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

    Recording: Understanding Your Offer Letter

Session #5 Scholarship Search

  • Want to know more about getting money for college? Learn how to get scholarships, or free money, for your education after high school. Students who attend 4 of 5 sessions will be eligible to win a $500 scholarship!

    Recording: Scholarship Search

A huge thank you to the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) Group and the Minnesota Department of Education who helped make these events possible.