Grad : Paying for Their Education
Many of your students may not believe they can afford an education after high school. You can help them understand the financial resources available to them. Guiding your students on how and when to fill out the FAFSA and how to apply for scholarships – some must be applied for as early as 8th grade - and financial aid will show them that their dreams can become a reality.
US Department of Education Financial Aid Toolkit
The US Department of Education recently launched a new website called the Financial Aid Toolkit. The Toolkit, designed for counselors, advisors, and anyone else helping students plan for college. The toolkit consolidates financial aid resources into a searchable online library, making it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support their students. The searchable library provides resources covering the entire financial aid lifecycle from applying for financial aid to repaying loans and includes items such as:
- financial aid night materials and presentations
- sample tweets and Facebook posts
The toolkit also offers professional development information such as training opportunities and resources for self-instruction. Visit the Financial Aid Toolkit website for more information.
Some important programs and resources to keep in mind when helping your students plan to pay for college:
Find additional resources to help your students pay for their postsecondary education.