Informational Videos

FAME developed these informational videos to help students and families plan and pay for college.

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Get Ready to File the FAFSAA step-by-step guide on everything you need to file the FAFSA each October. Use our Get Ready checklist to help you get organized: https://www.famemaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FAFSA-Checklist-2019-20.pdf.
Reminder: if you’re planning to attend college in September 2020 through May 2021, you’ll want to file the 2020-21 FAFSA and gather 2018 tax and income information.
Why College?There are many good, sound reasons to continue your education after high school. In this video, we’ll make the case for higher education and discuss the multiple pathways to a credential of value.
Comparing Award OffersOnce you start receiving financial aid offers, you may need some help comparing them in order to find the most affordable option. This video will give you tools and tips to help you make an affordable decision.
Transitioning to CollegeAn overview of tips, information, and important things you can do to make the transition into higher education go smoothly.
What is a FAFSA?Have you heard your school counselor, teachers, friends or parents mention the FAFSA and you’re not sure what it is? Have you wondered how to start the process of applying for financial aid? In this video FAME answers the question “What is a FAFSA?”
Am I a Dependent?One of the first things to determine before filing your FAFSA is whether or not you’re going to be considered a dependent student and need to provide parent information on your application. This video will help you answer that question.
Who is My Parent?An informational overview about how to determine who is considered a parent when filing the FAFSA.
Creating an FSA ID 2019Before you file the FAFSA you’ll need to create an FSA ID, a username and password used to access any Federal Student Aid websites. This video will give you step-by-step instructions on how to set up your FSA ID.
How to File the 2019-2020 FAFSANeed to file a FAFSA but want to learn a little more first? Check out FAME’s 10-minute video tutorial with information to help you file the 2019-2020 FAFSA.
Filing your FAFSANeed help applying for financial aid? This is a step-by-step overview to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
After the FAFSA - What Happens Next?Congratulations! You’ve filed your FAFSA….But are you now wondering, What Happens Next? In this video we’re going to talk about what to expect and be on the lookout for in the coming months after you file your FAFSA.
What is Verification?So you’ve been notified that your FAFSA was selected for a process called Verification. You may have realized it when you reviewed on your Student Aid Report or maybe it wasn’t until you received a letter or email from your college. Don’t panic, 30% of all FAFSA filers are selected for verification. In this video we’ll talk about what verification is and what you need to do.
Financial Aid Awards – Understanding Your Award NoticeLearn more about the important information included on a typical award letter.
Financial Aid Awards – A Guide to Comparing Costs and AwardsUnderstanding the true cost of each school you have been accepted to can save you money. This video will walk you through the steps to compare multiple financial aid awards.
Reviewing Your Tuition BillYou just got your college tuition bill, now what? It’s important to make sure you understand the charges on your bill, know all of your payment options and make sure all of your financial aid was applied. This video offers our tips on things to look for on your tuition bill.
FAME's Financial Aid Nights for FamiliesFAME hosts Financial Aid Nights at high schools all over the state to help families plan and pay for college. This video explains what a financial aid night is, how it can help you, and where to find one to attend near your.
Financial Aid & College FinancingCouldn't attend a FAME Financial Aid night near you? Catch up on what you missed. This video will help students apply for financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year.
FAME's FREE In-Person FAFSA Help Sessions 2019The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st! Do you have questions about how to file or wish you could get some help completing your FAFSA? If so, come to one of FAME's FREE In-Person FAFSA Help Sessions and get expert help!
Choosing a CollegeFind the college that’s right for you. This video shares criteria to consider when searching for colleges and information to help compare colleges.
ScholarshipsMake your scholarship application stand out. Learn more about searching for and locating scholarships and organizing the scholarship process.
Five Money Management Tips for Young AdultsLearn more about the basic strategies and steps to help you manage your money wisely.
Student Loans – Programs ExplainedThis video provides an overview of the student loan programs that are available to pay for college.
Federal Student Loans - Payment PlansChoosing the right repayment plan can help you successfully repay your student loans. Learn about the many repayment plans including standard, graduated, extended and seven income driven repayment plans.
Federal Student Loans – Trouble Making PaymentsMany options are available to borrowers that are having trouble making monthly payments. Learn more about deferment, forbearance, income driven plans, forgiveness, cancellation and consolidation.
Federal Student Loans – Default ResolutionLearn how you can resolve the default status on your education loans, improve your credit rating and regain eligibility for federal student aid.