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PARENT RESOURCES

 

HELPFUL RESOURCES

GENERAL HELPS

  • Resources for Parents and Students (Basically any question can be answered here!) - Link

  • The One-Stop Shop for Answers for Parents (Due Dates, Advise, Shopping Lists, etc. This site has it all) - Link

  • Why the ACT Matters (Understand the importance of ACT for your child’s future) - Link


FIGURING OUT FINANCES

  • Financial Aid Help (Tips, tricks, and other helps written by parents for parents!) - Link

  • Decoding Financial Aid Letters (How to decipher a financial aid letter; just click the arrows) - Link

  • What to Buy for College (Just to get an idea! You don't need all of this) - Link


BUT WILL THEY BE SAFE?

  • College Rankings (Safety, academics, dining, housing, etc.) - Link

  • Make the Most out of a College Visit (13 tips for getting the most of college visits) - Link


LEARNING TO LET GO

  • Books on Parenting a College Student (Afraid of Empty Nest Syndrome? Not sure how to handle your college student? Check out these books at the end of the article.) - Link

 

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

FAFSA Links and Resources

  • FAFSA Website (Not available until Oct. 1/HOPE Scholarship and Pell Grant) - Link

  • Creating your FSA ID (Your FSA ID is used as an electronic signature on the FAFSA) - Link

  • 2021-2022 Basic FAFSA Completion Instructions (Step by Step Instructions) - Link

  • Retrieving your FSA ID (Forgot your FSA ID login info? Follow this steps to regain access) - Link

  • Financial Aid Help (Tips, tricks, and other helps written by parents for parents!) - Link

  • Decoding Financial Aid Letters (How to decipher a financial aid letter; just click the arrows) - Link

  • 8 Steps to Filling out the FAFSA (Making filling it out a little easier) - Link

 

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

Free and Reliable Scholarship Searches

  • Scholarship Informer (Resources for Finding Scholarships) - Link

  • CollegeforTN.org (Free ACT Prep, Scholarship Search, Resume Help, etc.) - Link

  • College Board (Free Scholarship Search Tool) - Link

  • Department of Labor Scholarship Search (Free Scholarship Search Tool from the Department of Labor) - Link


Free Third-Party Scholarship Searches

  • FastWeb (Free Scholarship Search that Customizes to Your Information) - Link

  • CollegeMapper (Free Scholarship Search with easy searches) - Link

  • Unigo (If you want money and like writing short stories/essays, this is free money for you!) - Link 

  • Imagine America (A reliable resource for scholarships!) - Link

  • DoSomething (A Financial Aid resource for undocumented students!)- Link