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FAFSA Resources
FAFSA Resources
Julio Morales
Saturday, June 27, 2020

MATTAMUSKEET EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS! 

You should all take the time to complete your FAFSA application to help you get started with your life after high school. Please review the resources below and feel free to contact our MECHS Counselor, Mary Hamrick, at 252-926-0221 or by email at mhamrick@hyde.k12.nc.us

Finish the FAFSA resources:

The US Department of Education created a FAFSA completion line-by-line walk through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8nfk5ApcQ4

Financial Aid Tips for Students Affected by the CoronaVirus (English): https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/FinancialAidTips-COVID19.pdf

Financial Aid Tips for Students Affected by the CoronaVirus (Spanish): https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/FinancialAidTips-COVID19-spanish.pdf

Six 3-5 minute videos on key financial aid/FAFSA topics: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiFGBEf0h3BDrTJ8kmcFlcGVuAvFxwrFD

FAFSA Completion

If you are a high school senior and have not yet completed your FAFSA, there is still time to submit. For assistance, go to https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa  to get your FSA ID (and an ID for one parent) and complete your FAFSA.

FAFSA Completion Assistance

The financial aid community is ready to assist all students with FAFSA completion. To find a financial aid contact near you, go to https://www.cfnc.org/pay/fafsa_day.jsp and click on your county. You can also find a line by-line FAFSA walk-through at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liO5RKKNrhE.

Grants and Scholarships

Remember that your home state of North Carolina offers grants to cover higher education expenses. Grants do not have to be paid back after your graduation. The only form required is the FAFSA. To learn more about grants for North Carolina students, go to https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/about_scholgrants.jsp.

Scholarship Searches

This is a good time to be searching for scholarships. CFNC has a long list of scholarships many of which still are open for applications. The publication, “Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians,” is also posted on the scholarship page, https://www.cfnc.org/paying/schol/all_schols.jsp.

Already Completed Your FAFSA?

Remember to check the Student Aid Report (SAR) received by email after submitting your FAFSA. The SAR will provide an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and provide instructions if there are any changes that need to be made. Go to fafsa.gov, log in with your FSA ID, on the “My FAFSA” page, select “view” my Student Aid Report (SAR).