Financial Well-Being

Need Help Applying for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

With the increasing cost of college, attendance often becomes a question not only of academic preparedness but also of affordability. Complicating the affordability issue is the complex process of applying for federal student aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Each year, millions of dollars of federal aid are left unused because students and their parents are unaware of, or uncomfortable with, the application process.

To help simplify the process of applying for federal student aid and to help students make the most of available resources, Capital One partnered with the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School to create FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (and the Adults Who Help Them). This user-friendly resource decodes FAFSA and answers difficult questions that students and families frequently face.

During the 2016 “FAFSA season,” Capital One and the New School distributed 100,000 guides to every New York City high school and nonprofit organization operating college-focused programs.

Understanding FAFSA: A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them)

Click below to download the guide:
Download FAFSA Guide