Financial Aid and the FAFSA
College Access Fairfax
College Access Fairfax (CAF) partners with Fairfax County Public Schools to provide families with access to information through evening presentations and weekend workshops on paying for college, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Recorded CAF presentations:
- Paying for College - Financial Aid Night Presentation Fall 2021
- CSS Profile – a Parent’s Guide – Presented by MEFA
- FAFSA Line-by-Line (English)
- Scholarships 101 (English) - *This is the 2020 presentation - 2021 is coming soon.
A full list of publications and resources can be accessed here: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/resources/
More information on support for FAFSA completion and financial aid questions can be found at https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/covid-19-procedures/.
Additional information and resources can be found at the following locations:
Federal Student Aid ID - Create an ID that will allow you to complete the FAFSA
FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Understanding FAFSA: a How-to Guide - Step-by-step instructions and explanations for the FAFSA available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, traditional Chinese and Urdu
CSS Profile - **Required at select institutions only
Student Loan Repayment Calculator - Explore repayment options based on income
VA 529 Plans - College Savings Plan information
SCHEV - Financial aid application deadlines for Virginia colleges
The Institute for College Access and Success: The Project on Student Debt: Keeping College within Reach
eduPASS - Financial aid resources for international students