Financial Aid Toolkit available

This information comes directly from OVAE Connection - Issue 178 -  January 9, 2014


New Financial Aid Toolkit to Improve College Access and Affordability

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the launch of an online "one-stop shop" financial aid tool kit for guidance counselors and other advisers who help students select postsecondary institutions and finance their higher educations. The Financial Aid Toolkit consolidates financial aid resources and content into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access the information they need to support their students. The searchable online database provides access to resources covering the entire financial aid lifecycle from applying for financial assistance to repaying student loans. It includes documents such as materials for financial aid nights at institutions publications, presentations, brochures, videos, and sample tweets and Facebook posts. The tool kit also offers professional development information, such as training opportunities and resources for self-instruction. More information about the administration’s ongoing efforts to improve college access and affordability can be found at