We have created these free resources to help high school counselors provide students and families with guides, tools, and tips for the FAFSA completion process. This information is provided to you as part of RISLA'S College Planning Center's mission to provide affordable access to higher education.
SCHEDULE AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION
Talk with RISLA's College Planning Center experts! We would be glad to facilitate an informational session on-site or virtually for your school.
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PARENTS & STUDENTS MUST CREATE A FSA ID
Parents and students having a FSA ID prior to starting the FAFSA is the fastest way to sign and submit their application. The FSA ID is the only way to access or correct information online or to prefill an online FAFSA form with information from previous year’s FAFSA form.
We have provided step-by-step instructions for students to create their FSA ID. This would be best used as a poster, handout, email attachment, or featured in your newsletter.
We have created a step-by-step (screen-by-screen) preview of each section of the FAFSA. Included are easy-to-read directions and pro tips from our RISLA College Planning Center's team of experts.
The PDF can be easily customized to suit the needs of each high school. Available in both English and Spanish.
This notification is required by ACT S3015 to be disclosed to parents, and students, and to be kept in student files.
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RISLA's College Planning offers free FAFSA Completion assistance to students and parents. Includes an English and Spanish version.
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Getting students started with FAFSA. We created a FAFSA Checklist to stay on track.
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LET'S GET SOCIAL
LIKE, LOVE & SHARE
Social media is a great way to spread the FAFSA word! We have provided your school with FAFSA social posts to share in an email blast, newsletters, websites, or across your social media platforms.
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What to do if you are asked to verify your FAFSA.
FAFSA season is here, and getting an early start is the best plan of action.
How to complete the FAFSA for divorced or special circumstances.
No need to stress over the FAFSA!
HOW TO PREPARE FOR FAFSA
Money for college starts with FAFSA
Everyone should complete the FAFSA which can qualify students for grants, scholarships, federal student loans, and work-study.
Balances of checking & saving accounts for parent(s) and student.
A list of schools that students will be applying to.
Printed copies are required for parent(s) and student.
Parents are required to provide the date of marriage or divorce.
If you need assistance at any point in the college planning process, free help is available.
Simply schedule an appointment with the RISLA College Planning Center. The counselors can walk you through every step of the way, help you access financial aid, and answer your difficult college planning questions.
For high school seniors, it's not to late, we can catch you up quickly with the college planning timeline provided below.
Students and families can be overwhelmed with planning and how to pay for college. We have experienced counselors that offer one on one assistance helping families understand all their options start to finish.
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