Episode 24

The FAFSA Challenge


  • Patty DaSilva, School Counseling Consultant
  • Gillian Moody, Harrison HS School Counseling Dept. Chair

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  • [01:00] Rising Cost of Education
  • [03:32] Thinking Ahead
  • [06:20] Means Testing
  • [08:05] FAFSA Example
  • [09:37] Jobs on Campus
  • [10:28] Changes to FAFSA
  • [13:03] Delays and Concerns
  • [14:05] Abundant Resources
  • [15:56] Gaming the System
  • [17:14] Georgia Futures & Other Resources
  • [19:37] Scholarships Aren't Just for Brainiacs!

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Helpful Links -

Cobb Schools Counseling: https://www.cobbk12.org/page/38582/school-counseling

Georgia Degrees Pay: https://www.usg.edu/georgia-degrees-pay

GA Student Finance Commission: https://gsfc.georgia.gov/

GAFutures: https://www.gafutures.org/

FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Article about FAFSA changes: https://www.applerouth.com/blog/the-fafsa-is-changing-heres-what-you-need-to-know

FSA Financial Aid toolkit: https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/outreach/target/parents.jsp

Sallie Mae: https://www.salliemae.com/blog/

SoFi: https://www.sofi.com/learn/content/navigating-financial-aid-package/

Financial Aid Award Analyzer: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/your-financial-path-to-graduation/

Paying for College in 4 steps: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/paying-for-college/home

A student’s guide to money: https://www.sofi.com/cash-course-student-guide/

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