Family Financial Aid Night - Resources

In case you missed it!
Family Financial Aid Night was full of helpful information. The slide show is available for you here and it contains links to very helpful websites and other information.
Big take-aways are:
  1. Everyone considering college or trade school should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online in January. Students and parents / guardians can get their FAFSA ID online now!
  2. Scholarships & grants are FREE MONEY - doesn't have to be paid back.
  3. All loans must be paid back.
  4. Most financial aid is based on financial need, and some is based on academic merit.
  5. It is important to compare financial aid offers (called "packages") from schools to really understand what you're being offered because they are each completely different.
BIG THANKS to FRCS FEA and Beth Feinberg Keenan, the Director of College Finance at Bright Horizons and parent of third graders at FRCS for an informative presentation!