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Category: Paying for College

Counselor Resource Alert: Social Media Toolkit

This year, Get2College is launching a new social media toolkit, designed to help counselors, college admissions staff, parents, and community leaders engage students by sharing news and college access information. The toolkit will be available on our website and will include information about the FAFSA, ACT dates, College Signing Days, state financial aid deadlines, degree and college types, sources of financial aid, and more. The Get2College social media toolkit is free and easy-to-use and ... Read More
at Friday, August 30, 2019

Enlisting in Education

by Brandi Lyndall   The Department of Veterans Affairs provides education financial assistance to veterans and dependents but determining the options, benefits and eligibility can be complicated. Since 1944, the GI Bill has offered qualifying veterans and their family members money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Currently, the GI Bill outlines two ways for veterans to qualify for aid, but only one GI Bill program can be used to pay for college. Post... Read More
at Monday, July 22, 2019

Selected for Verification?

by Brandi Lyndall   After submitting the FAFSA, you may have seen a note on your Student Aid Report (SAR) saying you’ve been selected for verification. Or, your college might have sent you an email telling you that you’ve been chosen. Verification is the federal process colleges use to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. So, here’s what you need to know to complete verification. First, Don’t assume you did anything wrong or incorrect. Som... Read More
at Thursday, June 20, 2019

Understanding Financial Aid Offers

Think of a financial aid offer as an offer letter from the colleges and universities you have applied to. They typically arrive in March for most schools and can arrive as late as April for private, selective colleges. It is not uncommon to receive multiple financial aid offers from the same school—one detailing scholarship awards and one detailing need-based financial aid. These offers are available by logging into your school portal and spell out the details of your overall financial ... Read More
at Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Phi Theta Kappa Podcast

Get2College Assistant Director and Project Manager Kierstan Dufour sat down with Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner this week to talk FAFSA on the Phi Theta Kappa CEO Podcast. Take a listen to learn how to determine if you are a dependent or independent student, important information on FAFSA deadlines, how to complete the FAFSA if you are a DACA student, and more. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Read More
at Thursday, December 20, 2018