Jan 09, 2024

3 NGPF Resources to Help Navigate Financial Aid

With students gaining access to the redesigned Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) on Dec. 31, there’s been lots of buzz in the New Year around financial aid. Here are NGPF resources to help you stay current and better help your students navigate this important process.


1. Upcoming Free Professional Development


We’re offering two Virtual PD options in the coming days all about financial aid:


NGPF Speaker Series: Ron Lieber on Merit Aid

Thursday, January 11th 4pm Pac/7pm East

A bestselling author and personal finance columnist for The New York Times, Ron Lieber will unravel the complexities of merit aid in college financing, offering a deep dive into the often confusing landscape of scholarships and financial aid.


Brush Up On: The FAFSA

Tuesday, January 16th 4pm Pac/7pm East

Join Amanda Volz to gain a better understanding of the FAFSA's pivotal role in the financial aid process and explore the key changes to the form.


Can’t attend a live Virtual PD? 

Complete our On-Demand module, Changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA


2. Updates Coming Soon to the Paying for College Unit

The curriculum team has been working on additional updates to the Paying for College unit to reflect the release of the new FAFSA form. Stay tuned for an announcement in the coming days. 

In the meantime, get more details here on some of the changes for both the curriculum as well as the FAFSA form: BIG FAFSA changes and NGPF’s Paying for College Unit

3. Additional Resource Roundup

Here is our recommended list of other resources to help with understanding the FAFSA and new changes to the form.

About the Author

Hannah Rael

As NGPF's Marketing Communications Manager, Hannah (she/her) helps spread the word about NGPF's mission to improve the financial lives of the next generation of Americans.

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