One example of this can be done today. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for this academic year. Information entered into this form is used by official government bodies to determine one’s eligibility for fiscal aid. Another thing to do today is to file the CSS Profile, required by many colleges and scholarship programs for individualized financial aid programs.
On Wednesday, for those in the Connecticut area, Essex Financial Services financial planner, Sean Flynn (a specialist in college financial planning) will be hosting a very useful seminar on the subject. Located at 25 Main Street at the Cyrenius H. Booth Library, this informative educational seminar is free of charge and open to students and their parents. The event starts at 7. For more information on the seminar call 203 426 4533.
A few days ago, Dee-1 (ex-teacher turned hip-hop artist), in conjunction with Sallie Mae, began their six-city national tour promoting planning for college and financial comprehension. Known as “Dee-1’s Knowledge for College Tour,” it is hoped that the tour will give students “a good game plan…[adding that] young people need the tools and resources to get on the right track not only to go to college, but also to complete college. The good news is there are free tools and resources out there that can help.”
Do not leave college planning up to chance. There are numerous free resources available to get you on the right track. Take them.