October 2016 Newsletter

October 2013 Financial Aid News Halloween

Just Updated! Filing the FAFSA

The deadline for submitting your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is sooner than you may think. To be eligible for your state financial aid programs, it’s extremely important to complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA.

If you need help in completing your FAFSA, download our free guide, Filing the FAFSA: The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Have questions? Get a step-by-step walk through with our FAFSA tutorial here.

The Seven Scholarships

This monthly section of the Financial Aid Newsletter features an intriguing list of seven scholarships that share a common characteristic. We hope this section will make you smile and inspire you to apply for more scholarships.

Seven 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


Don’t miss the exciting scholarship opportunities this month on ScholarshipPoints.com. To enter, simply join ScholarshipPoints.com, earn points, and spend those points on these drawings before midnight Pacific Time on the date indicated:

  • $1,000 RIP Riches Scholarship 2016 (10/31/16)
  • $1,000 Full Moon Fortunes Scholarship 2016 (10/31/16)
  • $1,000 Dracula Dough Scholarship 2016 (10/31/16)
  • ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship (12/16/16)

Watch for our notification emails to see if you are a winner!

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Edvisors in the News

15 Money Management Tips for College Students

Handling the 'problem' of having too much in college savings

Mario Gabelli Suggests Solutions to Student Debt Crisis

Ask the Edvisor®: Your Questions, Answered


I heard that when I complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), I should provide prior-prior year income. What does this mean?


Prior Prior Year (PPY) refers to the year before the prior tax year. This change for the 2017-2018 academic year will better align financial aid applications with the start of the college admissions season. Students will be able to apply for financial aid before or at the same times as they apply for admission, allowing cost considerations to influence the choice of colleges.

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Term of the Month


Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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10K scholarship giveaway!