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College Financial Aid Made Simple

Simplify your college admissions process and get the funds you deserve by completing the FAFSA quickly and accurately.
4.3 (11 ratings)
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2,984 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2013
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 16 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course, you will be completely prepared to complete the FAFSA correctly in minutes.
Through this course, you will receive the most aid that you and your family deserve.
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  • Required tax and other documentation as described in the course
  • An eagerness to take control of the financial aid process for yourself or your family

We get it. For students and parents, mucking through financial aid is neither fast nor easy. The college admissions process can become stressful and often families miss out on funding they deserve in the sea of forms they need to fill out.

We designed Financial Aid Made Simple to empower high school students managing their college expenses. In the course we'll cover:

  1. What financial aid entails
  2. The 9 sections of the FAFSA
  3. A question-by-question video walk through of a practice FAFSA
  4. Tips and exercises designed to maximize your returns from the FAFSA

This course includes easy to follow video mashup content, interactive screen casts, and engagement exercises.

You'll also receive unlimited support. This course will continuously grow as we receive questions and emails. Our vision is to make this the go-to hub for financial aid questions on the web.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and learn the ins and outs of college financial aid today.


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Who is the target audience?
  • High school seniors applying to college and universities for the first time during the fall of 2013
  • Parents who want to learn more about Expected Family Contribution and paying less for college
  • Anyone who needs to finish their FAFSA quickly and accurately
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Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 01:27

Course Overview
Financial Aid Background
3 Lectures 15:20
How Expensive Is College?

What is Financial Aid?

This simple quiz will test what you've just learned about financial aid!

How Much Do You Know About Financial Aid?
3 questions

What is the FAFSA?
Before Filling out the FAFSA
4 Lectures 11:13
Before You Start

Income, Expenses and Assets

Use the engagement material here to record your Federal School Codes!

The University School Code

Your Federal Student PIN
The FAFSA in 9 Sections
8 Lectures 16:13
Student's Name, Rank and Serial Number

Student Background

Student Income and Assets

Parent's Personal Data

Parent's Tax Filing Status

Parent's Income and Assets

Just a few short questions to make sure you understand what is and isn't an asset.

What Counts as an Asset?
2 questions

Independent Students Only

Sign and Date. Then What?
The FAFSA by Question
8 Lectures 53:39
Introduction to the Step by Step Guide

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

Step 7
The Wrapup
1 Lecture 03:46
Final Tips
Scholarship Strategy
0 Lectures 00:00
About the Instructor
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