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Dear Haven,

I hope you had an enjoyable summer and that the start of your school year is going smoothly.
We’re excited to introduce the new - a premier resource to help plan for college. This helpful FREE resource features compelling multimedia editorial, insider tips and interactive tools on the college planning process.

Get ready! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Our FAFSA assistant can help your students and parents get ready and help ensure they have the right documents on hand when completing the FAFSA.
As your students and parents begin to think about the FAFSA, please share

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (214) 272-7272 or I look forward to working with you.


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Resource: College Scholarships Guide
Hi there,

My name is Alex Coleman and I am a member of the education team at LendEDU.

In an effort to help students afford college, our team at LendEDU has updated our guide to scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities to cut some of the costs of college.

Our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college:

Other key points we cover are seen below:
- What are Scholarships?
- 13 Types of Scholarships
- Applying for Scholarships: A Step-by-Step Process
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams
- Other Options

We have included Youtube videos from our channel to help cover the points we felt were most important.

This resource would be an awesome guide for your readers and would be a great addition to your resources page on your website.

There are no costs associated with sharing this resource or any resource on our site.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you!


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Hi Financial Aid Friend,
My name is Allie. I work on the newly created financial literacy team at the Student Loan Report, the leading news source for financial aid and student loan industry news.
In 2017, we started an initiative to create engaging financial literacy guides, tools, and videos for incoming college students. We recently created this guide called Private Student Loans Guide - Eligibility, Costs, Repayment, & Warnings.
The guide was created to educate families on the risks and costs of using private educational loans. If you be willing to post a link to our guide on your website for students and families that would be incredible.
Thank you for your consideration.
Another scholarship and college checklist website to visit:
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There is a podcast on college admissions called “Getting In: Your College Admissions Companion” that discusses college admissions at schools of all sizes and levels. If you, your students, of their parents are looking for an information sources, I highly recommend listening to it. They are on a break right now, but older episodes are still very relevant. Past episodes can be found here:

The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.  


Discover Student Loans is hosting a FREE 60 minute webinar to help your students and families make sense of the new changes to the FAFSA and the financial aid process. 


The presentation will cover:

  • New changes to the FAFSA
  • How to maximize grants and scholarships
  • How to read your Award Letter


College Financial Aid 101 presented by Discover Student Loans

Wednesday, October 5th 2016 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET 

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College Financial Aid 101 presented by Discover Student Loans

Thursday, October 6th 2016 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET 

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