Where To Find Financial Aid

January 21, 2014 2:53 PM
Where To Find Financial Aid
" BOSTON (CBS) – The first step in finding financial aid is to meet with the guidance counselor and see what recommendations they have. Then you and your kid get online and check out resources. Then fill out the, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans. 

Financial Aid money comes from the Federal government, the states, colleges and private organizations and comes in different forms. Grants and scholarships that don’t need to be repaid, jobs so the kiddo can earn money, and a variety of loans and tax breaks.

Where to find the aid is up to the student and the family. There are good resources for financial aid out there:

High school counseling office Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) Colleges’ financial aid office U.S. Department of Education Community groups & religious organizations for private scholarships

The official FAFSA site is at – it’s not a “ ” website. If you go to a “ ” site you will probably be asked to pay to submit the FAFSA form.

Over 350 schools also use the CSS PROFILE Financial Aid Form, produced by the College Board. “CSS” stands for College Scholarship Service "

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