I've mentioned numerous times here, and elsewhere, that there are so many resources available online for students and parents when it comes to finances. One of my online friends - Jodi Okun - the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, has just created a resource which is a must-see for EVERY student and parent getting ready for college in the United States.
Jodi has taken the time to create a video in which she walks you through, step by step, the entire process of filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms online. By doing this, Jodi is going to potentially save you hours of trying to figure out exactly what to do, and what information you need to fill out.
The link to the video is found on Jodi's latest blog post - but she's sort of hidden it a little. Click here to go to Jodi's blog - after you read it through, look for the blue words 'FAFSA 2012-2013' in the second paragraph. Clicking on the blue words will take you directly to the video. Again - for those of you who have never filled out the FAFSA forms before - watching this video through before attempting the process will be invaluable to you timewise and sanity-wise!
To my Canadian readers - thank your lucky stars you don't have to worry about this!
Now is the time to get your FAFSA forms filled out and filed. I hope Jodi's video helps you make it through the process a little easier. I'll keep bringing you any other resources I can find. Cheers!