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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

 
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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Recommended Grade Level: 11 - 12

This course is designed to help you understand student financial aid in detail:

  • Student financial aid options
  • Getting the most “bang for your buck”
  • Filling out the FAFSA & CSS Profile
  • Making smart repayment decisions

Credit: 0.5

 

Prerequisites:

 

Syllabus:

 Module 1: Financial Aid Basics

  • Sources of school funds
  • Minimizing loan debt
  • FAFSA/CSS summary
  • Budgeting for School

Module 2: The Application Process

  • FAFSA Vocabulary
  • Documents you’ll need
  • The “magic” EFC formula
  • Managing key deadlines

Module 3: Paying it Back

  • Federal Student Load Repayment plans
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Deferment and forbearance
  • Lowering your payments

 

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