FinCap Friday: FAFSA in the Fall

Oct 01, 2020
FinCap Friday

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With a new month upon us also comes a new responsibility! Well if you plan on attending college next year, that is. FAFSA is officially open and it requires students to complete it with tax information from their parent or guardian in order to unlock access to financial aid that will help pay for college. With the covid 19 pandemic still affecting many Americans daily, experts believe there will be an impact on the number of students completing the FAFSA for the 2021-2022 school year. What's new with FAFSA? What can students do to prepare for securing financial aid in a pandemic? Tune into this week's episode of FinCap Friday below to find out:

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!