Financial Aid Academy

Let an expert do the legwork and save you time. The FAFSA Guru will maximize your financial aid awards.

Families in the Financial Aid Academy have received over $12,000 on average in additional scholarship money during a four-year college experience — on top of their financial aid awards!

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Financial Aid Made Easy

Navigating financial aid can be complicated and overwhelming. Don’t go it alone. The FAFSA Guru curates timely resources to guide you every single month, ensuring you don't miss out on the funding you deserve.

Explore financial aid opportunities

Stay informed about important deadlines

Maximize your financial aid offers


Stay on track for all-things financial aid


Appealing your FAFSA Award

Sourcing and applying for additional scholarship opportunities

Completing a CSS Profile


Time-sensitive video content

Informative webinars with The FAFSA Guru

Organized financial aid resources

Curated scholarship resources and links


Hi, I'm Tina Steele.

30+ years of experience in admissions, financial aid, student advising, college transitions, and teaching college courses.

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 college planning process and achieving their dreams, and so my journey began.

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Client Testimonials

"My experience with Tina was great! The FASFA is usually super stressful and I dread it every year! She really helped my mother and me through the process and further explained information regarding my student loans. Very helpful and very affordable!"

— Brooke A., Buxton, ME

"Tina not only helped me with my college planning, but with the financial aid process as well. Tina was very knowledgeable and knew all the ins and outs! The FAFSA paperwork can be very confusing and overwhelming. With Tina's help, the process was ''painless'' and stress-free. Tina has many years of experience and it shows. She's simply amazing. Thank you for all you do!"

Anna Atkins, Limington, ME

"Extremely pleasant and genuine. Made the FASFA experience a breeze. I wish I had inquired into a professional the first time around. Don't go alone. Call Tina from the very first step while your child is a senior in High school."

Scott Steventon, Chattanooga, TN