The 2009-10 FAFSA forms are now available. You may download both an English and Spanish version of the paper FAFSA at the link below:
The FAFSA worksheets are available in color or black/white at the following link: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/before012.htm
Also, check out the new option for students with limited internet access needing to file their FAFSA:
New FAFSA Filing Option: FAFSA On The Phone
Federal Student Aid has launched a new initiative that offers
the option for students and parents to complete the FAFSA over the phone. In liew of filing the FAFSA online or mailing in a paper FAFSA, students and parents can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) and file by phone.
As noted in the information at this link, Federal Student Aid is rolling out this project in a controlled pilot in three states -- West Virginia, Indiana, and Rhode Island. However, any student fitting the description for this project is welcome to use this option. OACHE is happy to assist in making students aware of this option so that the number of paper FAFSA’s filed in those states may be reduced.
And, for advisors, the final PDF of the 2009-10 Counselors and Mentors Handbook has been posted at http://www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov/ (the link to the handbook is on the home page,High quality the best and most fashionable replica watchesfake watches online of the replica watches store under the heading "Counselor Resources").
One of the big topics in today’s education world is P-16. What does that mean? It is a term used to describe the efforts to connect three largely disconnected levels of education - pre-school, K12, and college. The goal is to create a more integrated, seamless education system, not by creating yet another set of rules and agreements and programs to follow, but to find better ways of making existing programs work together.
Ohio has several P-16 councils in existence and efforts are underway with OACHE’s help to establish some P-16 councils in the rural Appalachian region of Ohio. While OACHE continues to put together resources and information for a page dedicated to P-16 initiatives, you can visit Ohio’s Partnership for Continued Learning to learn more about P-16 efforts in Ohio.