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Financial Aid Information

IMPORTANT FINANCIAL INFO FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS

 THE UMHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT in conjunction with MCCC Financial aid office is not able to host the scheduled FAFSA(Free Application for Financial Student Aid) completion session on November 19th at 5:30pm.

Please access this guide for information pertaining to completing the FAFSA as well as any questions related to the FAFSA.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YNfyVMXxXIHg-AexZIq5QgfdTt60QvLg/view?usp= If you have a particular question, you can:

  • Call the FAFSA hotline at l 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243)

  • Access the Federal Student Aid website https://studentaidhelp.ed.gov/ for chat, call or e-mail info. The first F in “FAFSA” stands for “FREE!” While there are numerous websites where students can get help filing the FAFSA® form for a fee, these sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). We urge you to not pay for assistance that is provided for free at ED’s website, studentaid.gov

  • Reach out to Cindy Whitley, Financial Assistance Coach at Montgomery County Community College via e-mail at cwhitley@mc3.edu.

 Other resources:

  • Calculating Cost – Families can estimate the cost of various colleges via the Net Price Calculator (NPC) at collegecost.ed.gov and use the EFC Calculator provided by College Board to get an estimated EFC.

  • Creating An FSA Account – Create an FSA Account (FSA ID) prior to completing the FAFSA application. For dependent students, one parent needs to also create an FSA Account (FSA ID).

Link to our October FINANCIAL AID presentation:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hnVXFOLTg-O2dgxYKuUC7vbcFmHXy7m5/view?usp=sharing

 

PLEASE NOTE SOME COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES ALSO REQUIRE THE CSS PROFILE.

 The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. Some colleges may require the CSS Profile from both biological/adoptive parents in cases of divorce or separation. You may complete the CSS Profile as early as Oct. 1, 2020. You should submit no later than two weeks before the EARLIEST priority filing date specified by your colleges. Check your colleges’ information to determine whether they require the CSS Profile. A list of participating colleges is also found on the CSS Profile Homepage. 

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/