7. Frequently check your email for any missing documents a college may be asking for
a. The colleges you listed on your FAFSA may email you asking for additional documents, CHECK YOUR EMAIL FREQUENTLY!
8. Review your financial packages
a. Each college will provide you with their financial aid package if admitted. Review this information and see what awards / loans you were given
b. Be aware of your student loans and what your estimated cost will be for attendance for 4 years (calculate, calculate, calculate!)
9. SET AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AT YOUR FUTURE SCHOOL
a. After you have accepted the college you wish to attend, make an appointment with the financial aid office! Financial aid administrators are there to help you understand your financial aid packages and answer any questions you may have!