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
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION and TERMINOLOGY
*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. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
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