Download Student Financial Aid Tip Sheets

This collection of downloadable PDFs provides students, families and educators with financial aid tips covering a range of topics.

Colleges, universities, non-profit organizations and other educational access agencies are permitted to print, share or to link to these tip sheets, provided that students and their families are not charged any fees for access to the tip sheets and the tip sheets remain unmodified. The copyright notices must remain on the tip sheets and the tip sheets must be attributed to the source.

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Planning for College

Saving for College Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Glossary of Financial Aid Terms Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
College Shopping Checklist Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
13 Mistakes that Affect Federal Student Aid Eligibility Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image

Making College More Affordable

Evaluating College Costs and Student Financial Aid Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Strategies for Increasing Financial Aid for College Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
How to Appeal for More Financial Aid Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image

Scholarships

Beware of Scholarship Scams Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image

Filing the FAFSA

Eligibility for Student Financial Aid Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Factors that Affect the Expected Family Contribution Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Introduction to the FAFSA Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Dependent or Independent Student? (Questions) Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Are You a Dependent or Independent Student? (Chart) Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Who is Considered a Parent on the FAFSA? Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Top 12 FAFSA Errors to Avoid Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
FAFSA vs. CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Errors to Avoid in Filing the FAFSA Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image

Student Loans

Loan Options for Undergraduate Students Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Loan Options for Graduate and Professional Students Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Student Loan Repayment Plans Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
Advice for New College Graduates Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image

Education Tax Benefits

Picking the Best Education Tax Benefits Tip Sheet Thumbnail Image
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