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October 2019 Newsletter


Get your free guide to filing the FAFSA® 2020-2021

Filing for federal financial aid can be confusing. Which FAFSA do I file? What tax information do I use? What if my parents aren’t helping me pay for college? Our annual guide takes you through the FAFSA steps.

What’s inside?

  1. What you need to file the FAFSA
  2. Who’s eligible to file
  3. Answers to the most confusing FAFSA questions
  4. Details on how to update the FAFSA after filing

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FAFSA Deadlines

The FAFSA is now available for the 2020-2021 school year. That means if you plan to start your freshman year of college next year—after June 30, 2020—you can file for financial aid now!

It may still seem like a long way off, but you don’t want to delay. Many states use the FAFSA to award state aid, which is often allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

You don’t need to know where you’re going to go to college in order to file the FAFSA (you can make changes to the FAFSA later), but the sooner you file, the more aid you may receive.

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Assets Impacting Aid

Are you concerned about how your family’s assets may affect the aid you are awarded?

Both the FAFSA and CSS Profile ™ may ask you questions about your family’s assets. Income and assets mainly affect your eligibility for need-based aid, but there are financial aid options that are non-need-based.

Before you make any changes, it’s best to understand the impact (if any) it will have on your financial aid award.

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7 Scholarships 

Foodie Scholarships

  1. National Potato Council Scholarship Program 
  2. National Dairy Shrine Scholarships
  3. James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program
  4. Vegetarian Resource Group College Scholarships
  5. National Poultry & Food Distributors Association Scholarships
  6. American Academy of Chefs Culinary Scholarships
  7. International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association Scholarships

Online Classes: How to Motivate Yourself for Success

It can be difficult to stay tuned-in and connected when you’re completing course work online. The benefits of flexibility, and accessibility of online learning can become quickly overshadowed if you don’t develop good habits for remaining engaged and managing your time. This list of tips will take you from beginner to online learning expert!

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Ask the Edvisor®

What happens if I decide I don’t want to go to college anymore?

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