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:

  • Activities to Promote FAFSA Completion: Complete any 8 of the 13 activities on our checklist, and we’ll send you a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
  • Ask students to join FAME’s mailing list: FAMEmaine.com/Join
  • FAFSA Posters: Hang FAFSA posters in your school.
  • FAFSA Completion Thermometer Posters: Posters will be sent to schools after January 1 when FAFSA completion data for the Class of 2018 becomes available.
  • Postcards: Mail or hand out postcards to students – write in an event location near you.
  • Phone Script:
    • Call families directly
    • Use your school’s automatic dialer
  • Text Script:
    • Text families directly
    • Use your school’s automatic text system
  • Email Copy: Email students and parents
  • PA script: Make announcements over the school intercom system, at sporting events, etc.
  • Web Copy: Add a blurb to your website
  • Newsletter Script: Write about the FAFSA in your school’s newsletter
  • Social Media: Follow FAME on social media and share our FAFSA related posts:
    facebook-icon twitter-icon

Tools:

Phone Script

Hello parents,
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.

Text Script

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

Email Copy

Dear [student] or [parent],

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 through the month of October. 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)

PA Announcement Script

To promote a nearby event:

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:

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.

Web and Newsletter Copy

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

Financial Aid & College Financing (Spring-Fall 2017)

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