Accessing Federal Student Aid Toolkit

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Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make it less intimidating. This toolkit is designed to help resettlement professionals and other service providers navigate federal student aid, including important considerations and tips for supporting refugees, asylees, SIVs, victims of trafficking, and Cuban/Haitian entrants through the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) process.