The FAFSA & Financial Aid Masterclass

Everything you need to know about the financial aid process, what types of aid are available, how to access them, and what you can do to maximize your financial aid offers. This Course is intended for any student, parent or professional rather than just parents of HS seniors like the Academy.

Who Is The Complete FAFSA & Financial Aid Guide For?

This guide is for any student (traditional or non-traditional), parent, potential student or professional who wants to prepare for and better understand and navigate the FAFSA and financial aid process while maximizing financial aid offers.

This course is broken down into several easy-to-digest sections. With unlimited access, you’re set up to go at your own pace and can review relevant guidance as you engage with the various parts of the financial aid process.

Tina Steele, The FAFSA Guru, has her Master’s Degree in higher education, has worked in financial aid for over 30 years, and assisted thousands of families through the financial aid process while ensuring they get the best possible financial aid offers.

Why Should You Choose This Course?

Students who enroll in this complete guide (formerly dubbed the Financial Aid 101 Master Class) receive on average, an additional $20,000 in financial aid over the course of 4 years on top of their regular financial aid offers, and that’s just the average!

If you need another reason, consider the amount of time you can save not having to do the tedious research needed to understand this information on your own.  This course is meticulously curated by Tina to give you everything you need to go forth and achieve your best possible Financial Aid Outcome.

Topics covered in this MasterClass include:

This course will help you prepare for the financial aid process and take you through the entire financial aid cycle so that you know exactly what to expect and teach you what you can do to maximize your aid offers.

Topics covered in this MasterClass include:

  • Financial Aid 101, understanding the aid available and the process
  • Understanding how colleges determine a financial aid package
  • Finding colleges within your reach financially
  • Breaking down the EFC, what it means for your family
  • How to determine what colleges offer better aid packages
  • What you can do to ensure maximizing your aid offers
  • Preparing for the FAFSA and CSS Profile, what you need to know
  • FAFSA and CSS Profile completion tutorials
  • Reporting special circumstances that could positively affect your aid offers
  • How to write an Effective financial aid appeal letter that can get your more aid
  • What does it mean when you have been selected for verification?
  • Private loan options
  • Parent PLUS Loans
  • How to close the financial aid gap
  • How to effectively search for and find outside scholarships
  • What you can do to ensure maximizing your financial aid
  • Comparing financial aid offers and using them as leverage for other colleges
  • Accepting your financial aid offer and what to expect next
  • Completing your Master Promissory Note and Entrance counseling
  • And More!

Sign up to start maximizing your financial aid offers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this the right course for me?

If you’re trying to get a handle on the general financial aid landscape and all the aspects you should be aware of, this is a great course for you! If you want the information all at once and have time to work through it, this is the best option for you. However, if you want to ask questions and get some guidance, please consider the [FAFSA and Financial Aid Academy

What will I learn in this course?

This course covers all the core knowledge and skills you’ll need to better understand the financial aid process and maximize your aid offers.

What Can I Expect To Gain From Taking This Course?

On average, those who have studied and then implemented the techniques and strategies in this course have earned about $5000 in additional financial aid every year of their college careers. That’s $20,000 in delivered value, and that’s just the average.