Counselor Resources

Counselor Resources

Announcing The Crunch!

A financial aid newsletter for high school college counselors

The ­­­­­­­­­­­­College Money Method Crunch focuses on financial aid topics and news to help counselors advise students and families in a changing environment. Each edition includes the latest information – organized by class year – with easy-to-crunch content, like video explainers, graphics and short articles.

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Counselor Resources

Video: FAFSA Changes: A Guide for Counselors

There is a lot of buzz in the college counseling world about the upcoming changes to FAFSA. Sure, it’s shorter, but what do these changes actually mean for your families? Your single parents? Your families with multiple students? Your families currently on financial aid?

Watch this 23-minute video recap to learn how the new FAFSA will impact financial aid eligibility for your different family types. Instead of a run-down of changes, you’ll get actionable information that you can bring to your counseling conversations.

Resource: FAFSA Changes: A Guide for Counselors

Here’s a quick reference guide that summarizes FAFSA changes by how they impact your families. Get your copy and please share with colleagues.

Video: Complete Video Walkthrough of 2023-24 FAFSA

This step-by-step walkthrough guides students and parents on how to complete this year’s FAFSA from the log-in screen to signature page.

It’s narrated primarily from the POV of a student completing the FAFSA. I’ve included chapters for each section, so that students and parents can go directly to the sections they need help on. It includes closed captioning, as well as Spanish and Haitian Creole subtitles.

Feel free to share or post on your resources page.

You can also download this student/parent checklist of the information and documents they will need to complete the FAFSA.