Many students and parents consider finances the biggest barrier to college. This session outlines the financial aid process and provides insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), summarizes state and federal aid programs, and identifies trusted sources of information.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used to apply for most federal and state and many institutional financial aid programs, including the Federal Pell Grant and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) financial aid programs. This session provides a detailed review of the FAFSA that includes:
This presentation outlines ways college students can manage their financial resources and promotes financial responsibility and wise borrowing. Students will work on budgeting, money-saving techniques, financial goals, minimizing debt and savings concepts. In addition, this presentation will guide students through the concepts of credit, touching on the advantages and disadvantages of credit cards, along with understanding why credit is important and how it can impact almost every major life decision.