Financial Aid Basics

For many students paying for college is a challenge that can easily get in the way of academic success.

This program will introduce you to all the various forms of financial aid, how your need for financial aid is determined, what the FASFA's all about, what services are available to you from a financial aid office, and a lot more  

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Before you start, here are a few things to know.


  • The content of this program is presented in a single topic.
  • Your progress is monitored. You must successfully complete the topic to complete the program.
  • There are some questions at the end of the topic so you can evaluate your learning and identify information you would like to review. Don't worry, it's not a test and it's not graded. We call it a, "Check on Learning."


  • The program should only take about 30 minutes to complete.
  • Because there are no student accounts or retention of personal information, there is no bookmarking features. Users must complete the program in one session to be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the program.