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Financial Aid 

Financial Aid: any money that can be used to cover the cost of higher education and it can come in the form of loans, grants, scholarships or work study.

HOW DOES A STUDENT GET FINANCIAL AID?

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Available online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov.  It can only be completed after October 1 in senior year.  Every student planning to attend some sort of education after high school should apply!
  • Some colleges require another form called the CSS/PROFILE. To find a complete listing of the colleges that require this form and for info on completing it, visit: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org.  The CSS/PROFILE becomes available on October 1.  Check with each college for their filing deadline.  Cost:  $25 to register and send to one college, $16 for each additional college.  If you qualify for a fee waiver, you’ll be notified at the end of the process.
  • Some colleges require their own institutional form, although this is rare.  Students should become familiar with the financial aid process for each college they are planning to apply to by visiting the Financial Aid page of each college’s website.

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

FAME, the Finance Authority of Maine, is an excellent resource to help families through the financial aid process.  The are also offering FREE Virtual Financial Aid Information Sessions on September 14, 23 and 29, 2021.  Click here to watch a short video and check out their full listing of events here.

Visit FAME's website to find step-by-step worksheets and other tools to help you complete the FAFSA. Here are a couple of the great worksheets to guide you through the process:

You can also search for FAME’s informational videos/resources on their website or on YouTube.  Here are links to some helpful videos:

NEED PERSONALIZED HELP FILING THE FAFSA?

Provided by FAME, these Zoom based sessions will consist of two parts. First, a short FAFSA overview, followed by private, one-on-one virtual help from FAME staff, if needed. The goal will be to provide you with the necessary support to file the FAFSA that evening!  All services are FREE!  Events will be held throughout October 2021 - click here for complete listing of events and to register.

NEW!  EXCLUSIVELY FOR PRHS FAMILIES - Personalized FAFSA help - November 16, 2021.  Details to come soon!

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