College-Bound Seniors: January Checklist

Happy New Year!

A new year means brand new opportunities--especially when it comes to financial aid. This month's tips will help you understand your financial aid options early enough to help you and your student make an informed college choice decision for the fall:


  • Collect all financial records.
  • Complete your income tax forms and ask if any colleges to which you are applying require them as part of the information they need to award financial aid.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
  • Confirm that your college application materials have been received.