When working with students and families, one main them always pops up. That theme is “how do we pay for college?” This is a huge concern for a lot of families, however there are a lot of different options to consider, the biggest thing is finding that option that works the best for YOU! One of the best ways to get financial aid is to use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a free application that students and their parents fill out each spring, starting in January – March 1st. By simply filling out this form students and their families can find out how much federal aid they qualify for. Even if your student “doesn’t” qualify for federal aid, many schools are still looking for students to have a FAFSA on file in order to award scholarship money to students, so make sure that your student fills out this form each year!  MICAN is working hard to create events prior to and during the FAFSA season so families or students who need help filling out these forms can get the help they need!  Below is a video on the process of finacial aid brought to you by the Federal Student Aid an Office of the U.S. Department of Education!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/kbJ55UWMEFE

If you have any questions about the Financial Aid Process please feel free to contact MICAN at any point in time!

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Michaela Cortese

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