Contributed by: Robert Ingram
Are you unsure of where to start when it comes to applying for financial aid or what to make of the award letter your child has received? You’re not alone! Many parents are confused about the FAFSA, about what it actually means, or how they will benefit from completing it each year. Throughout this 45-minute webinar, our guest speaker, Carrie Gilchrist, Ph.D., Senior Financial Aid Outreach Advisor at Oakland University will share her insights on why you should always complete the FAFSA and how the information is used to determine financial aid awards. Carrie will also discuss the FAFSA filing deadlines and details, provide advice on steps to consider leading up to starting school, and address how college savings accounts can potentially affect financial aid.
Link to recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0yjOqZzYHQ
Check out the time stamps below to listen to the topics you’re most interested in:
4:25: Explanation of the Elements of Financial Aid
5:30: What is the FAFSA, and How to Apply
23:30: FAFSA Processing
28:00 Sources of Financial Aid: Federal Government, State, College & University, Private Sources
38:30: Change in Financial Circumstances
39:30: Your Next Steps
Robert Ingram is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at Center for Financial Planning, Inc.®
The opinions expressed in the webinar are those of the speaker and not necessarily those of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Raymond James is not affiliated with Carrie Gilchrist or Oakland University.