The FAFSA Guru Student Financial Aid Membership

For parents of college bound high school students

For Parents of College Bound High School Students

Do you have a high school freshman, sophomore or junior who plans on attending college? Or maybe you have a middle school student and want to get a head start!

NOW is the time to prepare and plan for the senior year financial aid process!

I can't tell you how many parents come to me in the spring of the senior year after financial aid offers roll out in sheer panic wondering how they are going to be able to afford the bottom line. At that point there is not a lot I can do to help them.

That's exactly why I created this membership program. I don't want you to find yourselves in this position.

By learning about the financial aid process now you can better position yourselves to get the best financial aid offers possible when the senior year comes, it will be here before you know it!


The FAFSA Guru Student Financial Aid Membership includes:


  • Access to an on demand digital course with new financial aid information and content uploaded monthly
  • All the best financial aid resources housed in one place to save you the time searching
  • Live webinars every 4-6 weeks with experts who can help you plan and prepare for the process and teach you how to best position yourselves financially
  • Pop up webinars/interviews with college professionals related to the College Planning and Admissions process too!
  • Scholarship resources that high school students can begin applying for now (uploaded monthly)


This membership program will help you prepare now and better understand the financial aid process, teach you how to find colleges within your reach financially, and provide you with valuable information and resources that will help your kiddos get the best financial aid offers possible when the times comes.

No commitment, you can cancel at anytime!


Your Instructor


Tina Steele
Tina Steele

I began my career in higher education just out of high school when I landed my first "real job" working as a Financial Aid Advisor in a local Truck Driving School. I quickly realized that I loved working with and helping students navigate the overwhelming financial aid process making it less stressful for them, and so my journey began.

Since then, I've worked in the areas of admission, financial aid, student advising, college transitions and have taught college courses at both the public and private level. Much of my experience and expertise is in the area of financial aid.

After working in higher education for over 30 years, I’ve seen the gap between the financial aid guidance students and their families need and what’s available to them. College personnel are overwhelmed and while they do their best to help student's and their families the are super busy and can't always provide more in depth assistance that many families are looking for, 800 numbers are frustrating, and private educational consultants charge thousands of dollars for their services, leaving most families unable to access the help they need.

As a mother (and stepmother) of six children, I’ve seen every side of the process. I launched The FAFSA Guru to provide guidance, support, resources, and a helping hand at an affordable rate for every family preparing for college. I have helped thousands of families navigate financial aid, making sure they get all the money they can and are entitled to. It is my passion, and I’m so grateful to spend my days doing what I do.

I specifically designed my services to be affordable and do not require families to sign on for any expensive packages.

I assist families across the U.S. (and even some in other countries) navigate the overwhelming financial aid process and help them maximize their financial aid packages and I do this virtually via zoom or over the phone. I offer a wide range of services.

I am passionate about helping families better understand financial aid and glide through the college planning process more smoothly.

I live just outside of beautiful Portland Maine with my husband Clint and 2 of our combined 6 children, and have seen 4 of our children through the college planning process, with two more heading off soon, so I understand first hand the frustration that comes along with that.



Course Curriculum


  First Section
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  Upcoming Live Webinars/Interviews with other Admissions, College Planning and Financial Aid Professionals (recordings will be uploaded the following day
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  CSS Profile Information and Resources
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  Types of Financial Aid
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This is a subscription course. It will continue as long as you stay enrolled in the membership.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you continue your membership - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
No commitments, you can cancel anytime!

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