Financial Aid Mailbag
There are so many factors that go into choosing a college and
for many that includes financial aid. We understand the
financial aid process can be confusing sometimes. That is why we
are bringing you the Financial Aid Mailbag series. This video
series will answer common, and more difficult, questions that you
may have. If you have questions for us, please email email@example.com.
Be sure to check back each week for new videos answering all
your financial aid questions.
Need help using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool at www.fafsa.gov? View
the tutorial below, created by our friends at the University of
California - Santa Barbara, to help navigate through the
In this installment, we will discuss where to begin the
financial aid process and explain the difference between gifts,
loans, awards and scholarships.
In this video, our counselors discuss how financial aid
works in the case of separation or divorce and when the best time
is to file the FAFSA.
This segment will cover how to apply for the Pell Grant
and other types of need based aid, along with the various types of
aid that international students can apply for.
This video covers reapplying to financial aid after your
freshman year and who is actually responsible for educational
This installment answers the question: What do I do once
I receive my financial aid notification and how can I get more
This installment of the Financial Aid Mailbag will
answer the age old questions 1)How do the Federal Direct Loans
work? 2)What is the difference between PLUS Loans and Private
We're back again this year to give you a more in-depth
explanation as to what "verification" means and everything you need
to complete your paperwork.
In this segment, we'll answer the two questions we get
asked most often 1)Where do I find other scholarships? 2) How do I
report outside scholarships?