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It’s FAFSA Season

posted 01.06.2009 at 9:56 a.m. by Gina

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:

http://www.nasfaa.org/publications/2009/eafafsa010509.html

 

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.
http://www.nasfaa.org/publications/2008/eafotp121808.html

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, under the heading "Counselor Resources").

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