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Help! How do I fill out the FAFSA?

Watch this video for help in filling out your FAFSA.  Or try one of the resources below for more help in different formats:

  • FAFSA Tutorial
    As you complete the FAFSA, refer to this EducationQuest tool for a user-friendly explanation of each FAFSA question. (The tutorial opens in a separate window allowing you to access the online FAFSA and the tutorial at the same time.)
  • 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA
    From UC Santa Barbara, a video tutorial that provides a students' guide to filling out the FAFSA.

College Affordability & Transparency Center

4 Important Steps to Take When Applying for Scholarships

General Resources

In addition to the funding portals listed below, many programs provide information on scholarships and loans. Check out Loyola University's Financial Aid page!

Scams

From Consumer Fraud Reporting, the following are the warning signs of a college scholarship scam.  See their section on Scholarship Scams for more.

Warning signs of a college scholarship scam:

  • "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."
  • "The scholarship will cost some money."
  • "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.
  • "Millions of dollars in aid go unclaimed every year; don't you want some of that money?"
  • "Buy now or miss this opportunity."

More Federal, State, and Regional Resources

There are many federal, state and regional programs that can help you to secure financial aid.  Explore the resources below for more.

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