This small booklet explains how to prepare academically and financially for college through 'to do' lists
aimed at students and parents. Simply worded information about federal aid, FAFSA4caster, what to do at
FAFSA filing time, and looking for scholarships also is included. Readers are directed to publications and
Web sites for more detailed discussions of the topics in the checklist.
Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid is a comprehensive resource on student
financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms
of aid available through the Department's Federal Student Aid office. Funding Education Beyond High School:
The Guide to Federal Student Aid tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.
Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing) or
Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665.
If you are hearing impaired, please contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.
Learn how to pay for college, why you should go, what you need to do to get there and how to talk
to your family about college. College.gov was built by the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration
VSAC's "Paying for College Seminar"
If you’re unable to attend one of our live Paying for College presentations — or want to learn more prior to
attending — VSAC’s new online presentation allows access to the same information from the convenience of your
own home. Fully narrated and interactive, this presentation is designed to “school” you, in less than half an
hour, on the topic of paying for college.