Mary Kate Smith

Gamma, Butler

Preparing for the 2020 Theta Foundation Scholarship Application: File the FAFSA

As Theta Foundation prepares for the launch of the 2020 Scholarship Application in January, we wanted to compile and provide information that may be helpful to potential applicants as well as any Theta seeking to pursue a degree program during the next academic year.

Did you know that the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1? Completing the FAFSA form is free, and both undergraduate and graduate students can use it to apply for financial aid. Some states and schools have limited funds, so it’s best to file as early as possible.

In order to help get you started on what can seem like a daunting task, we have gathered a few resources to assist both students and parents in successfully completing the form. Be sure you have everything you need to file your FAFSA as soon as possible!

  • The Edvisors Filing the FAFSA Guide 2020-2021 Edition: Learn from financial aid experts in this interactive guide that was created with students in mind, helping take the guesswork out of filing the FAFSA. The guide provides answers to common questions, filing tips, and links to helpful resources that make filing the FAFSA quick and easy. A must-read for students and parents!
  • U.S. Department of Education Resources: The Department of Education offers a plethora of resources in a variety of formats to help answer your specific questions. Scroll down to the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information” section of this webpage for booklets, worksheets, graphics, and even videos on topics such as Expected Family Contribution (EFC), determining dependency status, creating and accessing your FSA ID, and what happens after you file.
  • Myths About Financial Aid: Think you don’t need to apply for federal financial aid? You could be missing out! Read this short and sweet resource to get the scoop on why everyone who’s going to college should file the FAFSA.

If you have questions about filing the FAFSA or your eligibility for financial aid, please contact a financial aid representative at your school for more information.