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FAFSA Submission Support Content: Resources for College Greenlight Partners

Since many of this year’s high school seniors are navigating their fall semester without in-person guidance, there has been a slowdown in FASFA submissions nationwide compared to what we see in a typical year.

Though there are many reasons that students and families do not submit the FAFSA, research suggests that better instruction, support, and encouragement can help. In concert with your team’s efforts, our student communication and financial aid experts have created a suite of adaptable, ready-to-use content you can use in your programming.

To make the content easy to use, we made it available in multiple editable formats in both English and Spanish:

  • PDF and HTML versions available
  • Logo and branding customizations pre-built
  • Adjust the HTML text to meet your needs

We hope your team, students, and their families will benefit from these tools, which take our best practices and applies them to the financial aid process.

 

Instructions For Use:

    1. In the top menu, select File > Print.
    2. Select the PDF printer (The Adobe PDF printer should be installed with Adobe Acrobat. Numerous free PDF printer drivers are also available for download from the internet.)
    3. Select OK.
    4. Specify location to save the printed, “flattened” version of the form.
    5. Select save.

                     Or 

    1. In the top menu, select file > Export to.
    2. Select export to > Microsoft Word.
    3. Specify location to save the document.

Share These With Your Students!

Use our templates to reach out to your students via SMS text or social media to encourage them to complete their FAFSA:

SMS Text Templates

Social Media Templates

• FAFSA Verification: Don't Panic and Don't Wait

Simple steps for students selected for the FAFSA verification process.

English: PDF | HTML

SpanishPDF | HTML

 

• Apples to Apples: 3 Steps to Findings the Best College Deal

This worksheet helps students calculate cost and compare colleges they're most interested in. 

English: PDF | HTML

SpanishPDF | HTML

 

• Parent PLUS Loans: Are They Right for You?

This resource offers a quick overview of PLUS loans, so students can decide whether they're a a good option for them and their families.

English: PDF | HTML

SpanishPDF | HTML

 

• FAFSA Facts and Fiction: Get the Truth - and the Money You Need for College

This guide addresses the most common barriers to filing the FAFSA, especially for low-income students. 

English: PDF | HTML
SpanishPDF | HTML

 

• Six Items and 22 Minutes: All You Need to Fill out the FAFSA

This resource addresses the misconception that the FAFSA takes a long time to complete and requires documentation that is difficult to access. 

English: PDF | HTML

Spanish: PDF | HTML

 

• Financial Aid Vocab Cheat Sheet

This glossary explains common acronyms and terms in the financial aid process.

English: PDF | HTML

Spanish: PDF | HTML

 

• Job Loss and the FAFSA: Three Steps to Take When Your Family Finances Shift

This guide addresses the professional judgment/special circumstances appeal process and how to indicate on the FAFSA that a parent is unemployed.

English: PDF | HTML

Spanish: PDF | HTML

 

• The FAFSA: The Most Important Financial Aid Form You’ll Ever Fill Out 

This comprehensive resource incorporates elements featured in the previous guides, including a section on where to get help filing the FAFSA.

English: PDF | HTML

Spanish: PDF | HTML