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Title: Applying for Financial Aid


1
Applying for Financial Aid
  • A guide to spending a little less on your
    education.

Alex Krantzler
2
OVERVIEW
  • FAFSA
  • About
  • How to File
  • Next Steps
  • CollegeFish.org
  • About
  • Demo
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
  • Financial Aid at Your College
  • Third-Party Scholarships
  • Questions

3
FAFSA
4
About the FAFSA?
  • Why do I need it?
  • The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA
    to determine students eligibility for federal
    student aid
  • Many state governments and colleges use the FAFSA
    to determine eligibility for nonfederal aid.
  • The California Dream Act and the BOG fee waiver
    both require the FAFSA
  • What is it?
  • FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student
    Aid.

5
How to File Your FAFSA
  • Step 1 Go to FAFSA.gov
  • Step 2 Select Start A New FAFSA
  • Step 3 Login.
  • You will enter the same login information if you
    need to revise your FAFSA after submitting it.

6
How to File Your FAFSA (cont.)
  • Step 4 Use the tabs across the top to navigate
    the FAFSA. Begin by filling out your demographic
    information.
  • Step 5 Select the schools you want to receive
    your completed FAFSA.
  • These are the same schools from which you are
    applying for financial aid.

7
How to File Your FAFSA (cont.)
  • Step 6 What is your Dependency Status?
  • Dependent students are required to provide
    financial information for their parent(s)/legal
    guardian(s), whereas Independent students are
    not.
  • IRS definition of Dependent vs. FAFSA definition
    of Dependent

8
How to File Your FAFSA (cont.)
  • Step 7 Fill out the Parent Demographic section.
  • Step 9 Sign and Submit your FAFSA
  • Step 8 If you have been classified as a
    dependent student, you will need to provide
    financial information for your parent(s).

9
What Are the Next Steps After Filing Your FAFSA?
  • It can take several weeks for your schools to
    receive your FAFSA.
  • To check the progress of your application, simply
    visit FAFSA.gov and login as a returning user.

10
What Are the Next Steps After Filing Your FAFSA?
(cont.)
  • After logging in as a returning user, you can
    view your Student Aid Report.
  • You can view your Student Aid Report as a PDF or
    HTML file by clicking on the link.

11
CollegeFish.org
12
What is CollegeFish.org?
https//www.youtube.com/watch?v2bDMg5haLT8
13
What is CollegeFish.org?
  • CollegeFish.org is an online resource to promote
    community college completion and transfer
    pathways. CollegeFish.org empowers students, and
    the higher education personnel who support them,
    to achieve their goals in a seamless, timely
    manner.

14
Why is CollegeFish.org Important to Me?
  • College Matchmaking
  • Best Fit Colleges
  • Your Fishbowl
  • Scholarship Search
  • 37 million in Transfer Scholarships
  • Scholarships exclusive to Phi Theta Kappa members
  • Find Scholarships just for you.
  • Filter by Major, GPA, Location, Nationality,
    Religion, Volunteer Experience, Talent, and so
    much more!

Transfer Success Plan
  • Get Reminded about upcoming deadlines.
  • Plan out your courses prior to transferring.
  • Financial Planning Resources

15
Ike Says
16
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
17
Where Can I Find FT? Scholarships?
  • Go to https//www.ptk.org/become-a-member/scholars
    hips
  • OR
  • Go to your Member Dashboard
  • Select Benefits
  • Click Scholarships

18
Which FT? Scholarships Are For Me?
  • For Transferring Students
  • For Continuing Students
  • Fall Scholarships
  • Hites Transfer Scholarship
  • Guistwhite Scholarship
  • GEICO Pathway to Completion Bachelor's Degree
    Scholarship
  • All-USA Community College Academic Team
    Scholarship
  • Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team
    Scholarship
  • Coca-Cola New Century Scholars Scholarship
  • All-State Community College Academic Team
  • Spring Scholarships
  • Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship
  • GEICO Pathway to Completion Associates Degree
    Scholarship
  • Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship
  • Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarship

19
At Your College
20
Visit Your Colleges Financial Aid Office
  • BOG Fee Waiver
  • California Dream Act
  • Work Study
  • Scholarships only at your college

21
Scholarships Outside Phi Theta Kappa
22
Where Else Can I Find Money?
  • On PTK.org
  • Other Scholarships
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer
    Scholarships
  • The Jeannette Rankin Foundation
  • International Scholar Laureate Program
  • https//www.chegg.com/scholarships
  • http//www.pointfoundation.org/
  • National LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
  • http//htcca.org/
  • The Honors Transfer Council of California

23
Want More Information?
  • Contact Me!
  • Alex Krantzler
  • (408)677-8168
  • alex.krantzler_at_gmail.com
  • www.facebook.com/alexandra.s.krantzler
  • www.nvcaregion.org

24
QUESTIONS?
25
THANK YOU!!
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