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Financial Aid Night Presentation for Junior Parents & Students

posted 8/9/19 MHS Counseling

 

October 22nd and 24th, 2019

3:00pm - 7:00pm

 

For Junior students and their parents, but all are welcome to pick up general information for the upcoming years.

The federal government offers financial support for students attending college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must apply for financial aid on or after October 1. To ensure financial support apply as soon as possible after that date. In recent years aid money has been allocated within two months and anyone that applied after that month did not receive grants. Parents will need to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to enter income information that allows the government to determine aid amounts.

Midland will host a financial aid night at the high school in early fall along with Parent Teacher Conferences to provide more information to students and parents on how to apply. This year the workshop will be held on October 22nd and 24th from 3:00-7:00pm at the high school.

For a helpful step-by-step of how to complete the FAFSA, check out the link below which will take you to a very well done youtube video by Jeff Ream, a counselor at North Tahoe High School.
 
 
If further information is needed, please check out the websites below or contact our Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) by text at: 309-306-7066 or visit www.isac.org.
 

Below is a link to videos and tutorials to get you started on the basics of financial aid: https://lendedu.com/blog/financial-aid-scholarships-student-loans-101-course/

Financial Aid Information:

www.finaid.org

www.collegegold.com

www.studentaid.ed.gov

www.mappingyourfuture.org

www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide

www.finaid.org/calculators

www.fafsa.ed.gov

www.fastaid.com

Loans

The remainder of your college debt may be covered by loans. Always borrow federal first, as federal student loans are cheaper, more available, and have better repayment terms than private loans.

saltmoney.org/isac – Great site to teach students about borrowing smart and repaying successfully.

www.studentloans.gov

Calculating the cost of college: netpricecalculator.collegeboard.org