Free Application for Federal Student Aid  
The A.M.S.I. Foundation in collaboration with Jack Wang, Financial Coach, hosts a three workshop series for parents and students on the FAFSA, filling out the form, and how to read financial aid award letters. These workshops are designed to provide the tools to help you succeed in the process.

It is never too early or too late to be prepared. 

Reminder: The FAFSA submission date opens October 1, 2016. 
College Financial Aid 101
Part 1 of a 3 Part Series 

Intended for parents of all high school students. You can’t win the game of financial aid without knowing the rules! This course will review financial aid basics – the “rules” – including the financial aid formula and how different schools determine eligibility. Understanding how financial aid is calculated, what counts and what doesn’t count, will help you maximize financial aid. We’ll also review the net price calculator and how that can help you figure out the true cost of college.
Getting Ready for the FAFSA
Part 2 of a 3 Part Series
Time to fill out the FAFSA! A major step in the college application process is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. This workshop will guide you through the process, showing you how to complete this application accurately and quickly. Learn what information is needed, how to set up an FSA (Federal Student Aid) PIN as well as review special family situations that may increase eligibility for financial aid. We'll touch upon other financial aid applications, the types and sources of financial aid, the hunt for scholarships, and managing college expenses.  
Reading Your Financial Aid Award Letter
Part 3 of a 3 Part Series
Geared towards parents of high school seniors. Become familiar with terms such as COA, EFC and have a basic understanding of the financial aid formula.

Financial aid award letters are wonderful to receive, but can be confusing as to what you are really getting. This workshop will help you unravel the mystery, understanding what you are actually receiving in aid and how much college will truly cost. We will review questions that can be asked, possible avenues for appeal, how outside scholarships may affect the aid package, use actual financial aid letters as case studies, and uncover ways to potentially get more in aid even at the last minute!  
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