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Resources to Promote FAFSA® Completion

The U.S. Dept. of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to help pay for college or career school. As you know, completing the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a primary step in determining eligibility for federal student aid. FSA is asking for your assistance in promoting FAFSA completion through your social media channels. To help you do that, we have developed some resources for you to use:



StudentAid.gov Content:


Who Gets Aid

Dependency Status

Apply for a PIN

Filling out the FAFSA

Who is My Parent/Reporting Parent Info

Correcting/Updating the FAFSA

How Aid is Calculated

Comparing School Aid Offers

Accepting Financial Aid


Blog Posts:


7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

6 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

5 Reasons You Should Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

7 Common FAFSA Mistakes

7 Common Myths About Financial Aid

Parents: Tips to Help Your Child Complete the FAFSA


Fact Sheets and Publications (PDF):


2015-16 FAFSA Worksheet

What Information Do I Need for the FAFSA?

Am I Dependent or Independent?

Who Is My Parent When Filling Out the FAFSA?

Myths About Financial Aid

Reporting Same-sex Marriage on the FAFSA

Infographics:


Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

The FAFSA Process

FAFSA Dependency Status

Who is My Parent When Filling Out the FAFSA?

Transferring Tax Information into Your FAFSA

Videos:


Overview of the Financial Aid Process

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

Myths About Financial Aid



Search through all online resources: FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov

Federal Student Aid Social Media Resources







Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid


Twitter.com/FAFSA




YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid



Storify.com/FAFSA

#AskFAFSA Office Hours
Federal Student Aid hosts a live Twitter Q&A session on the last
Wednesday of every month from 5pm–6pm ET.

Use #AskFAFSA to submit questions & join the conversation!


Social Media Content—FAFSA Completion


25 Facebook Posts:

  1. The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Let the funds begin: fafsa.gov

  2. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Complete it as soon as possible here: fafsa.gov

  3. Have you been thinking about going back to school? Now's your chance! Get money for college. The 2015-16 FAFSA is available at fafsa.gov

  4. PARENTS: The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Tag your children in the comments to remind them to complete their FAFSA at fafsa.gov

  5. If you're asked to pay for the FAFSA, you're not on the official government site. Complete the FAFSA for free here: fafsa.gov
  6. FACT: You CAN complete the FAFSA even if you or your parents haven't filed taxes yet. Here's how: http://1.usa.gov/1Cy6dVr


  7. The average time to complete a FAFSA is just 21 minutes! Get started on yours at fafsa.gov

  8. Don't forget! You must complete the FAFSA each school year in order to receive financial aid and be eligible for some scholarships. fafsa.gov

  9. States, schools & the federal government each have their own FAFSA deadlines. Make sure you complete the FAFSA by whichever deadline comes first. Click here to see the deadlines: http://1.usa.gov/1BebnZC

  10. One thing you don’t need for the FAFSA? Money! Remember, the FAFSA is FREE when you use the official .gov site: fafsa.gov

  11. Federal Student Aid has $150 billion to help you pay for college. The only way to qualify is to fill out the FAFSA. Don't leave $ on the table: fafsa.gov

  12. There's NO income cut-off for federal student aid: http://bit.ly/1fnNwsv Everyone should fill out the FAFSA: fafsa.gov

  13. Even if your parents don't support you financially, you might need their info on your FAFSA. Find out: http://1.usa.gov/1ytGwEW

  14. Confused about the financial aid process? Let us walk you through it step by step:

    1. Infographic: http://1.usa.gov/1ytKhM6

    2. Video: http://bit.ly/Sggdkb

  15. Tired of scanning confusing tax documents to answer FAFSA questions? You may be able to transfer your tax info into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Here’s how: http://1.usa.gov/15fzsSb
  16. Finished your FAFSA? Find out what you can expect next: http://1.usa.gov/17RFJF9


    1. Video: http://bit.ly/17RFVEg

  17. Have you been selected for verification? If your school asks for additional documentation to verify the data on your FAFSA, provide what is requested ASAP so your financial aid isn't delayed.

  18. If you've already completed your FAFSA, you may be wondering when you'll get your financial aid. This might help: http://1.usa.gov/14Lt7gB

  19. Don't wait until the last minute to make sure your FAFSA is up to date. Here's how to correct or update your FAFSA so that your financial aid isn’t delayed: http://1.usa.gov/1GbT626

  20. How to complete the FAFSA if you haven't filed your taxes yet: http://1.usa.gov/1ISmIhd

  21. Quick guide to filling out the FAFSA: http://1.usa.gov/1znqeQX

  1. Video: http://bit.ly/1udV8nU

  2. Infographic: http://1.usa.gov/14LtLuA

  1. Ever wonder what happens after you submit the FAFSA? Or maybe you want to know when you'll receive your financial aid? This should help: http://1.usa.gov/1ISmXJ1

  2. Don't fall for it! Here are 7 common myths about applying for financial aid: http://1.usa.gov/1ytLGCq

  3. Parents: Your kids may be headed off to college, but they still need you. How you can help them: http://1.usa.gov/1BeerF0
  4. Need help understanding how the FAFSA process works? Check out our NEW INFOGRAPHIC!

    Share with your friends, add to your website, print and hang up... The options are endless!
    Image: http://1.usa.gov/14LugF5


Clickable PDF: http://1.usa.gov/1IKQQNj

Social Media Content—FAFSA Completion


25 Tweets:

  1. 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA: http://1.usa.gov/1y7rR3a

  2. The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Let the funds begin: fafsa.gov

  3. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Complete it as soon as possible here: fafsa.gov

  4. Thinking about going back to school? The 2015-16 FAFSA is available! Apply for financial aid: fafsa.gov

  5. PARENTS: The 2015-16 FAFSA is now available! Go to fafsa.gov to help your child apply for financial aid.

  6. How many schools are you applying to? You can add up to 10 at a time on your #FAFSA. How: http://1.usa.gov/15fBAZW

  7. Did you already submit your #FAFSA? Here's what to expect next: http://1.usa.gov/14YVEPP http://bit.ly/1znquPX
  8. 5 Reasons to Complete the #FAFSA: http://1.usa.gov/1B0QX3N


  9. Don't leave free money on the table. Find out what #scholarships are available to you: http://1.usa.gov/1ytIfdp

  10. 7 Common #FAFSA Mistakes: http://1.usa.gov/1uaIprD

  11. 7 Common Financial Aid Myths: http://1.usa.gov/1sIlKly

  12. FACT: You must fill out the FAFSA every year to apply for financial aid: fafsa.gov

  13. Complete the #FAFSA ASAP before your state's financial aid funds run out! Deadlines here: http://1.usa.gov/17RIc2e

  14. Do you know when your #FAFSA deadline is? Find out: http://1.usa.gov/1C91USf

  15. Still filling out #college applications? Here are 8 tips to help you: http://1.usa.gov/1whv379

  16. A work-study job can help pay for college, but you must fill out the #FAFSA to apply. http://1.usa.gov/1B91z0t

  17. How to complete the FAFSA: http://1.usa.gov/1ytN08p http://bit.ly/1DLOihM

  18. The most frequently asked #FAFSA questions & answers are here: http://1.usa.gov/1znqJdK
  19. Everyone should fill out the #FAFSA. There's no income cut-off for federal financial aid: fafsa.gov


  20. How long does it take to fill out the #FAFSA? Average time to complete is just 21 minutes! fafsa.gov

  21. The 1st "F" in #FAFSA stands for FREE! You don't have to pay for assistance that's available for free! Official site: fafsa.gov

  22. If you already filled out your FAFSA, you need to read this: http://1.usa.gov/1E8C6VV

  23. How to send your FAFSA to more than 10 schools: http://1.usa.gov/1E8C802

  24. Learn how your #FAFSA aid is calculated, submitting your info and more: http://1.usa.gov/1ytNo6H

  25. Be sure to fill out the FAFSA! Some schools won't consider you for scholarships if you don't: fafsa.gov




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