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Paying for College
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Website and Forms 

Welcome to the Federal Student Aid Gateway—the source for free information, guidance and tools for federal student assistance—from the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid. We're striving to make your quest for financial aid information easier, because our goal is to support your success. So start here and go further than you ever imagined! Whether you're seeking financial aid for yourself, your child or for your student, you can find tools and information about grants, student loans and scholarships here.
  • One of the biggest changes in Federal Financial Aid in a generation is happening for the 2017-2018 academic year. For students starting in the fall of 2017 and later the FAFSA may be filed as early as October 1 using tax information from the prior prior year: 2015 in the case of students attending college fall 2017. See the attachment here for more information.




Financial Aid 101 Power Point
This is the presentation given annually in Rochester by the Luther College financial aid office, most recently in September 2018. It includes tips on scholarships, need-based and need-blind financial aid, determining the family contribution, Minnesota programs, educational tax credits, and FAFSA. 
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