2016 is a year of change in the college admissions world. The new SAT has debuted and the FAFSA is changing in the fall! If you’re unfamiliar with the FAFSA, it is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – a very important part of the financial aid process for all students.
In this episode of The College Checklist Podcast, financial aid expert Jodi Okun joins us for a second time to give us an overview of the changes coming to the FAFSA process in 2016. She also explains the importance of the College Scholarship Service (also called the CSS Profile) and how to access it.
This is a must-listen episode for all families looking to get the maximum amount of financial aid with as little stress as possible.
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About Jodi Okun
Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors. Jodi has a passion for helping families open up educational opportunities for their children. She has helped thousands of families navigate the financial aid process. Jodi’s background includes over ten years in the financial aid industry.
Jodi is a former Sr. Asst. Director of Financial Aid at Occidental College and previously worked at Pitzer. She is the host of #CollegeCash: a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals. Jodi also writes for the Huffington Post and is the brand ambassador for Discover Student Loans.
“The FAFSA application and process is the gateway to all types of student aid.”
“I can’t stress enough that verification is the key to receiving aid.”
“The new application process starts in October 2016 and applies to rising juniors (Class of 2017).”
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