Resources for Education Professionals

According to our post-event surveys, students and parents cited school counselors and advisors as their primary source of information related to the FAFSA.

To help you continue to be that go-to resource for your students, we created these tools for you:

Tools:

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Hello parents,
New this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, is available beginning October first. File the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid for college. The FAFSA is the first step to applying for federal financial aid and is required for students who plan to pay for college with the help of federal, state, or institutional aid such as grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Don’t forget, seniors must file a FAFSA to be considered for a one thousand five hundred dollar State of Maine Grant. Have questions about filing the FAFSA? Get help online at FAMEmaine dot com.

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1. File early to maximize financial aid for college. File online at: FAFSA.gov

Have questions about filing the FAFSA? FAME can help: FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA

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Dear [student] or [parent],

New this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1. File the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid for college.
Filing the FAFSA is the first step to applying for federal financial aid and is required for students who plan to pay for college with the help of federal, state, or institutional aid such as grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Don’t forget, seniors must file a FAFSA to be considered for a $1,500 State of Maine Grant.

Have questions about the FAFSA? FAME can help.

  1. Contact a FAME expert
    • Phone: 1-800-228-3734
    • Email: Education@FAMEmaine.com
  2. In-Person Help Sessions
    FAME’s free help sessions will be held statewide during October and early November. Visit FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA for an event list.
  3. Online Help: FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA
    • Follow our FAFSA completion guide
    • Read our FAFSA FAQs
    • Watch our video overview (available in early October)

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New this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, is available beginning October first.  File the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid for college. Many colleges have financial aid deadlines or award aid on a first-come, first-served basis so the earlier you file, the more money you may be eligible to receive.  Need help?  Attend an In-Person Help Session to receive free assistance completing and filing the FAFSA at .

To promote online help:

New this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA, is available beginning October first.  File the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid for college. Many colleges have financial aid deadlines or award aid on a first-come, first-served basis so the earlier you file, the more money you may be eligible to receive.  Visit FAME’s Online Help site at FAMEmaine dot com slash FAFSA for step by step instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, or to watch our video overview (available early October) with instructions for completing and filing the FAFSA.

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New this year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1. File the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid for college. Many colleges have financial aid deadlines or award aid on a first-come, first-served basis so the earlier you file, the more money you may be eligible to receive. Need help? Attend an In-Person Help Session to receive free assistance completing and filing the FAFSA at .

You and your parents will receive FREE assistance completing and filing the FAFSA when you attend FAME’s In-person help-Session at . The FAFSA is the first step to applying for federal aid, and is required for students who plan to pay for college with the help of federal, state, or institutional aid such as grants, scholarships, work study and loans. Don’t forget, seniors must file a FAFSA to be considered for a $1,500 State of Maine Grant.

Can’t attend an event? Use FAME’s Online Help: FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA

  • Follow the FAFSA completion guide
  • Read the FAFSA FAQ’s
  • Watch the overview video (available in early October)

Other Tools

2016 Fall FAME In-Person FAFSA Help Session: Site Coordinator Info Session

2016 Fall FAME Financial Aid and College Financing Presentation

Share the Click, Click, Cash, Cash – FAFSA Video

Filing the FAFSA – The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by Mark Kantrowitz and David Levy