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    Virtual overview:

    A YouTube presentation on Financial Aid, offered by Oakland University Financial Aid. 
    Financial Aid Overview Video (19 minutes)

     Financial Aid terminology is covered this presentation above


    *FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    Senior students and Parents - Sign up now to obtain a FAFSA ID so you can complete the FAFSA starting in October.  Go to www.fafsa.gov.       
    The FSA ID serves as a legal signature and confirms your identify when accessing your financial aid informaton.

    *CSS Profile - The CSS Profile is a second form required by some colleges and universities including The University of Michigan/Ann Arbor.  It can accessed at www.collegeboard.com.  The PROFILE can be submitted on or after October 1 of the student's senior year.

    *College Financial Aid Application Form - Some colleges have their own financial aid form.  This form is generally included with the application for admission.  Follow instructions carefully for each institution and pay attention to details.

    *Access the Student Guide published by the U.S. Department of Education at this site.  This Guide is a comprehensive document outlining all aspects of federal student aid programs.Student Guide 

    *College Preparation checklist explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through "to do" lists.  Find this list at http://studentaid.ed.gov/collprep


    Additional Resources for Financial Aid Information

    CSS PROFILE  www.collegeboard.com
    FAFSA on the Web  www.fafsa.ed.gov
    Federal Student Aid http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
    Financial Aid Need Estimator http://www.act.org/fane/index.html
    FTC Projector Scholarship Scams  www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
    Student Tax Information http://www.irs.gov/individuals/students
    U.S. Dept of Education http://www.ed.gov/finaid.html