Informational Videos

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

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?”
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:
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.
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.
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.
Filing the FAFSA 2020Need help applying for financial aid? This is a step-by-step overview to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. For more information check out the FAME website at!
New Mainers - Filing the FAFSA narrated in ArabicA step-by step guide for New Mainers about how to file the FAFSA, narrated in Arabic.
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 2020?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, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve done anything wrong. In this video we’ll talk about what verification is and what you need to do.
Understanding Financial Aid OffersLearn more about the important information included on a typical financial aid offer.
Comparing Aid 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.
ScholarshipsMake your scholarship application stand out. Learn more about searching for scholarships, how to get organized, and maximizing scholarships to help you pay for college.
Reviewing Your Tuition Bill 2020You 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.
Transitioning to CollegeAn overview of tips, information, and important things you can do to make the transition into higher education go smoothly.
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.
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.
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 Financing for the 2020-2021 Academic YearCouldn'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.
Financial Aid & College Financing for the 2021-2022 Academic YearLooking to get ready to apply for financial aid for the 2021-2022 academic year? This video will help students and families get prepared and be ready to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA when it becomes available on October 1, 2020.
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!
Five Money Management Tips for Young AdultsLearn more about the basic strategies and steps to help you manage your money wisely.
Student Loan Repayment OptionsIf you are currently in student loan repayment or about to enter repayment, this video will provide an overview of student loan repayment plans based on income, and the tools to help you compare them and choose the one that is right for you.
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.