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Friday, December 21, 2001

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ACT provides financial aid tips for college-bound students

The start of a new year is quickly approaching and that means one thing: It's financial aid time again. Experts at ACT offer the following information to help families find the resources they need to complete their financial aid paperwork.

The most important form is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Beginning January 1, students will be able to submit the form that determines eligibility for student financial aid from federal programs. Students will need family income statements from their 2001 earnings to complete the form. Colleges and universities also use the FAFSA, but may also require students to fill out additional forms. The FAFSA is available from high school counselors or at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Financial Aid tips from ACT:

· Apply early for admission and financial aid.

· Check with your college to determine if other financial aid forms are required.

· Apply for scholarships and grants.

· Look into Work Study programs.

· Surf the web for financial aid information.

Try these web sites:

· Financial Aid Need Estimator and financial aid information
www.act.org/fane

· Free college scholarship search
www.collegenet.com

· The Financial Aid Information Page
www.finaid.org

· The Federal Government Financial Aid Page
www.ed.gov/finaid.html

· Free Application for Federal Student Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov

For more financial aid specifics, please visit with your counselor or visit
www.act.org
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