The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form used to apply for federal/state financial aid for college students which needs to be filled out each school year.
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The College Scholarship Service Profile is a financial aid application by the College board which allows students to apply for non-federal aid in over 400 participating schools.
The Institutional Documentation Service is a service that collects family financial documents and distributes them to institutions on behalf of the student.
The Estimated Financial Contribution is the amount a family is expected to pay for their student's college education based on a formula determined by a completed FAFSA.
FAFSA: LEARN HOW TO FILL OUT A STANDARD APPLICATION BASED ON YOUR PARENTS' TAXES TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID FROM MOST PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
CSS: CHECK OUT THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFO!
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What types of financial aid are there?
There are 4 types of financial aid to help pay for college: scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.
Who can get financial aid?
Most students are eligible to receive some form of financial aid from the government to assist in paying for college. To be eligible for state or federal financial aid, you'll need to:
Be a high school graduate or GED recipient
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible permanent resident.
Be enrolled in an eligible program of study.
Have a valid Social Security number.
If you are a male between the ages of 18 - 25, you must be registered with the Selective Service System.
How do you apply?
For Federal Aid - the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form
For State Aid - GAfutures.org | College Foundation of North Carolina
For Institutional Aid - contact the specific colleges and universities you are applying to