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Early Awareness E-News

February 2024
Vol. 16 - Issue 2

More 2024-25 FAFSA delays for students, parents, and schools

Students may not receive financial aid offers until sometime after mid-March, based on 2024-25 FAFSA timeline changes announced today by the U.S. Department of Education.

Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications webinar recording available

The January 30 Strategies for making the most of scholarship applications webinar addressed tips and techniques for applying for scholarships.

Solving the issue of no parent invite

Among the issues reported with the new FAFSA is the missing parent invite – making it impossible for the parent to contribute to the student's financial aid form.

Celebrating National School Counseling Week February 5-9

A week-long celebration of school counseling is much deserved but almost too short – considering how much school counselors assist students and families throughout the entire year.

Four components of a good college financial plan

It is understandable – that overwhelmed feeling you get when thinking about how to pay for college.

Important questions to ask yourself before applying for a scholarship

Students should apply for as many scholarships as possible.

The real reason admission and scholarship essays are so hard to write

It's not that you don't want to write the essay.

Pell Grant amount unchanged for 2024-25 – for now

Students qualifying for Pell Grant funds in the 2024-25 academic year will not see an increase in the award amounts – unless Congress acts on the funding.

Federal Student Aid schedules series of financial aid webinars

Students, parents, and college access professionals may be interested in attending some webinars on financial aid and the FAFSA, to be presented by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid.

February tasks for high school seniors



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